Channel Nine's 60 Minutes has vehemently dismissed accusations it had "misled viewers" in its MH17 expose, which aired last Sunday and laid out the evidence for the program's contention that Russian separatists had shot down the plane.

The program used video and photographic stills to follow the path of a truck carrying an anti-aircraft launcher through scenery in eastern Ukraine -- territory controlled by Russian separatists. Posts on social media on the day of the attack charted the truck's progress, 60 Minutes claimed in its report, relying heavily on work by citizen journalist Eliot Higgins (the founder of citizen journalism website Bellingcat), who has garnered worldwide praise for his painstaking digital investigations into war and conflict done from his house in Leicester.