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The English edition of the three-year-old Russian news site now gets an average of 100,000 monthly unique visitors and can count among its readers everyone from European policymakers to members of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
Hear it, stream it, or just stay on Twitter all day, like usual.
Plus: A former Russian troll speaks out; a definition of disinformation; Wikitribune’s preferred news sources.
Plus: How news organizations could work together to stop the spread of misinformation during breaking news events; fighting fake news on WhatsApp.
“There’s an enormous interest in Russia we really haven’t seen since the Cold war.”
“Do nosso lado, há um enorme interesse na Rússia que não se era visto desde a Guerra Fria”.
Plus: “Humans can be successfully manipulated through social bots,” what Russia Today’s fact checking project actually does, and a more sociological take on the spread of fake news.
Meduza, Snob, TV Rain, BBC Russian, and RT weigh in on their publishing and promotion strategies on the platform, which survived a recent tussle with the country’s communications regulator.