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Vatnik Soup

"What is #vatniksoup?"

#vatniksoup is a Twitter thread series (and a hashtag!) where I'll introduce pro-Russian actors and propagandists from around the world, be they so-called "independent journalists", politicians, military personnel or just regular grifters looking to make some easy money.

The series also has introductions and deeper insights on how online propaganda and disinformation works and is spread. For example, I'll talk about troll farms, social media manipulation and Russia's online information operations.

I feel like it is important to introduce these bad actors along with the strategies they employ in the information space. Only this way we can pursue the one thing that's usually referred as the first victim of the war: truth.

Enjoy the soups, follow me on Twitter (also in Spanish!), and let me know what you think of this project - I'm always ready for good discussion!

"There's so many entries, where should I start?"

If you are interested in Russian culture and power politics, read these two entries:

If you want to get an introduction on how the whole propaganda/disinformation machinery works, start with these:

After getting acquinted with the system in general, dive deeper into the vatniks and their stories. I consider the ones in bold to be the most essential.

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