Tag: Putin

Chatter #256 – Oliver Bullough – Butler to the World: How Britain Enables The Rich And Powerful

Oliver Bullough studied modern history at Oxford University and moved to Russia after graduating in 1999. He lived in St Petersburg, Bishkek and Moscow over the next seven years, travelling widely as a reporter for Reuters news agency. His last book, Moneyland was a great, if not a touch depressing, read – a…

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Chatter Episode 33 – Bret Schafer on The Weaponisation Of Information and Social Media

Bret Schafer from the Alliance for Securing Democracy was our guest on today’s show. They are currently trying to understand how to combat any future attempts by foreign or domestic bad actors to hijack or disrupt democratic elections or influence political conversations online. They aren’t interested in contesting what has gone on during…

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A Turbulent 24 Hours For Trump: News Round-up

The last week has not been particularly positive for the US President, revelations in the last week surrounding his son’s links and meetings with Russian officials have caused a massive wave of controversy, but the last 24 hours have seen numerous new developments in the story. So in case you missed anything here…

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Why The Comey Hearing Changes Nothing, Yet

James Comey’s testimony set social media alight with some 19.5 million people tuning in to watch the former FBI Director testify before Congress. There was outcry as the public and numerous left leaning news outlets claimed that Comey’s testimony proved obstruction of justice and calls for impeachment were echoed again. But Comey’s testimony…

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