Автократы всего мира, начиная с Лукашенко, уже начали использовать штурм здания Конгресса в Вашингтоне как оправдание для собственных преступлений против человечества. Этот перевод стрелок — пропагандистская ложь. …


Facebook Employee Handbook

It is encouraging to read that in his recent interview for The Atlantic Barack Obama identified the new malevolent information architecture facilitated by Facebook as the “single biggest threat to our democracy,” and to see growing appreciation of this threat among the Senators asking Mark Zuckerberg pointed questions about his…


This is the badge post my friend and colleague Adin Rosenberg wrote before leaving Facebook. He originally posted it on his public Facebook timeline. Now that he has deleted his Facebook account, this excellent post needs a new home. With Adin’s gracious permission, I am sharing it here.

Tomorrow, October…


Facebook just rolled out a new metric that is supposed to explain the company’s apparent bias in favor of conservative content (https://about.fb.com/news/2020/11/what-do-people-actually-see-on-facebook-in-the-us/).

Well, rolled out is a bit of an overstatement. Instead of historic data and a way to track it in the future, all we got so far is…


NYT is right to point out that Facebook’s recent announcement on US elections doesn’t go far enough, but their take missed some less obvious but very important problems.

Most obvious problem is that one week of political ads silence before the election is not nearly enough, particularly in a year…


With 10 weeks to go before the elections, it’s time time refresh my Senate guide (https://medium.com/@angdraug/tactical-voters-guide-to-us-senate-bf84fee31fa).

I’ll start with the good news: Alaska and South Carolina are in play, too!

In Alaska, a commercial fisherman and orthopedic surgeon Dr. Al Gross has won the Democratic and Independent primary with a…


Сила и надежда на успех продолжающихся в Беларуси протестов происходят из одного источника: единства между беларусами разных городов и деревень, разных профессий и социальных слоёв, разных политических убеждений. Именно единство побуждает беларусов улыбаться друг другу на улицах и делает возможным распространение децентрализованного протеста по всей стране. …


On August 19, Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies organized a seminar on the potential democratic breakthrough in Belarus, featuring Michael McFaul, Francis Fukuyama, Anna Grzymala-Busse, and Kathryn Stoner. These are my notes for what I see as the key takeaways.

International reactions to the 2020 Belarusian presidential election and protests

Non-violence is still the only way. State violence…


Like every political surprise, the snowballing protest in Belarus now seems to have been inevitable. It wasn’t. Like every dictatorship before it, Lukashenka’s regime still appears invincible. It isn’t. Now of all times it is essential for Americans to understand the nuance and the context of what’s happening in Belarus…


These are verbatim translations of testimonies from several Belarusians protesting the fabrication of the presidential elections in Belarus.

Liliya Akhremchyk, writer and coach

Hi guys. We’re alive and well, except incredibly stressed out. We couldn’t get online, there’s been a hard block on Internet access. …

Dmitry Borodaenko

I have opinions, and I am not afraid to use them. https://twitter.com/BorodaenkoD

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