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Ramzan Kadyrov: brutal tyrant, Instagram star

If you picture a warlord’s Instagram, does it look like this? That’s Ramzan Kadyrov: ruthless leader of Chechnya and proxy of Russian president Vladimir Putin. Here he is nuzzling a deer. These posts entertain millions of followers, but what they mask is a dark reality. Kadyrov recently attracted international criticism when reports revealed that gay […]

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How Russian trolls weaponized your social media feed

Russian hackers attempted to influence the US presidential election. A meddling campaign carried out by the Russians, authorized at the highest levels. Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election is now pretty well-documented. From hacking voter registration rolls… Russia is behind a cyber attack on a contractor for Florida’s election system… To leaking stolen DNC […]

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How the media’s weapons fetish primes us for war

Cable news loves American weapons. Whether it’s Tomahawk missiles. Tomahawk missiles. Tomahawk cruise missiles. Or the “mother of all bombs.” MOAB, also called the “mother of all bombs” The “mother of all bombs” TV news is saturated with images of American firepower. They are beautiful pictures of fearsome armaments. But cable news’ fixation on bombs […]

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