Yana Yerlashova is a Russian documentary filmmaker. She used to work for Russian state TV RT, but recently decided to leave RT and become an independent journalist and that’s when we teamed under our newly founded ‘Bonanza Media’ brand.
On social media the influence of bloggers, also referred to as civil journalists, has become a factor to reckon with.
If you live in a Western country your brain has been inundated with claims about attempts by the ‘Putin regime’ in trying to undermine your values, beliefs, media choices and democracy. This article is a modest attempt to examine the other side of the story.
Interviewers Francisco ‘Kit’ Tatad and Ariel Ayala discussing the tragedy of the Malaysian Boeing with Max van der Werff.
17 September 2018
Dear friends and haters, exciting times for me as out of the closet Kremlin Troll!
Two of my previous articles discussed studies pretending to dissect trolls disrupting the honest flow of information about the MH17 debate. In Weaponizing info about MH17 I dissected a study published by Chatham House and Dutch journos trolling Russia is about some outlandish claims by Dutch weekly De Groene Amsterdammer.
Today was a remarkable day. For the first time the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation held a press conference about the MH17 case in which it took a pro-active stance, instead as previously, responding to challenges from its ‘partners’.
Mentioning of my two articles related to the trolling phenomenon was done on purpose and I will now explain why. Here’s the [36min53secs] video of the press conference.
13 September 2018
Analyzing tweets about MH17 has been the latest tool used to ‘prove’ foul play by Russia when it comes to injecting false information about the downing of the Malaysian Boeing in the Western public domain. Continue reading
September 2, 2018
Author: Max van der Werff
August 29, 2018 Dutch weekly De Groene Amsterdammer published:
July 15, 2018. Original article at Novini.nl
By Eric van de Beek
Who brought down MH17? For the Dutch government it is certain that the Russian military is to blame. But according to researcher Max van der Werff there is every reason to doubt. “Based on the evidence that has been made public, I still cannot reach any definitive conclusion.”