Researches about Ukraine

Russia’s Soldier Selfie Ban Fights Open-Source Research

Atlantic Council

A law drafted by Russia’s ministry of defense, which would ban its soldiers’ use of social media, serves to confirm the work of open-source researchers reporting on the illicit presence of Russian troops in Ukraine and Syria, according to Atlantic Council analysts. “The Russian authorities and media have repeatedly tried to undermine open source researchers by arguing that they ‘only’ used social media,” said Ben Nimmo, an information defense fellow in the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab). “This shows Russia knows the researchers were right.” The ban, which serves to corroborate reports of Russian troops’ activity denied …read more

Source: Atlantic Council

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