Christiaan Triebert @trbrtc Visual Investigations @nytimes. Previously @bellingcat. Monitoring things, mostly niche. Retired hitchhiker. @quiztime. Usual caveats. Aug. 30, 2019 1 min read

Interested in the aerial image that @realDonaldTrump tweeted? Twitter is on it. Here's a great initial analysis thread with @nktpnd, @M_R_Thomp, @steffanwatkins, @tanyaofmars, @mhan and others. Shadow analysis, secret satellites — all you need on a Friday.

This is why I love the hive mind that is Twitter.

“Within hours of the president's post, amateur satellite trackers had hunted down the secret spy satellite that photographed a charred Iranian launchpad.”  https://www.wired.com/story/trump-tweeted-a-sensitive-photo-internet-sleuths-decoded-it/ 

(Oh wait, NPR's @gbrumfiel already wrote-up the Twitter OSINT sleuthing a day earlier:  https://www.npr.org/2019/09/02/756673481/amateurs-identify-u-s-spy-satellite-behind-president-trumps-tweet ).


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