By Adam Taylor August 28 at 1:47 PM Russian journalists Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan first published “The Red Web: The Struggle Between Russia’s Digital Dictators and the New Online Revolutionaries” in 2015. In that book, the pair used investigative reporting and sharp analysis to show how the Kremlin was using the Internet to its advantage. Two… Continue reading Putin saw the Panama Papers as a personal attack and may have wanted revenge, Russian authors say
13 June 2017 BY JAKUB JANDA AND VERONIKA VÍCHOVÁ Russia has been meddling in Western democracies and their internal affairs since at least 2014, but the issue came to the fore only after the 2016 US presidential election. And the problem may be more acute than previously thought: Russian hackers attacked election systems in thirty-nine… Continue reading How to Putin-Proof Your Elections
BY JEFF STEIN ON 2/9/17 AT 10:00 AM The list of murders laid at the feet of Vladimir Putin has gotten so long now that you need a chart to keep track of them. That’s just what the Association of Former Intelligence Officers produced in a recent edition of its quarterly bulletin, The Intelligencer. To… Continue reading Vladimir Putin’s Deadly War Against Dissent
2016/10/31 By Paul Goble The Soviet system required its propagandists to justify whatever the Kremlin did and to lie for it whenever necessary, but Putin has taken another step: he is making some of his propagandists complicit in his crimes by involving them ever more directly in his illegal actions, according to Igor Eidman. On Facebook,… Continue reading Putin’s propagandists complicit in his crimes, Eidman says
By George F. Will Opinion writer September 14, 2016 “In the walls of the cubicle there were three orifices. . . . Similar slits existed in thousands ortens of thousands throughout the building. . . . For some reason they were nicknamed memory holes.” — George Orwell, “1984” Documents inconvenient to the regime went into… Continue reading Putin goes full Orwell
By Brian Whitmore August 30, 2016 Geopolitical extortion can come in various forms. It can come in the form of the massive snap military exercises Vladimir Putin announced last week. It could come in the form of Russia’s recent menacing troop buildup on Ukraine’s borders. Or it can come in the form of cyberattacks against… Continue reading Putin’s Politics Of Extortion
Excellent piece by close friend and associate Jason Groves. I was aware of the fire and evacuation, but not of RT’s mischaracterization. I’ve caught RT doing this several times. I’ve also caught them making the headline much more sensational than the story merits. “Question more”, RT’s motto, is most appropriate when reading RT stories. “Trust… Continue reading Red and Yellow Journalism: Unprofessional Sensationalism or Targeted Propaganda?