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Facebook

Facebook just removed hundreds of fake accounts run by Kremlin news agency Sputnik

“This is the first time we’ve seen this sort of operation run by a state propaganda agency."
David Gilbert
1.17.19
Social Media

Google is punishing Russian outlets RT and Sputnik in search results

Google is “de-ranking” the search results for Russian government-funded news sites Sputnik and RT in an effort to tamp down on Russian propaganda in the U.S.
Noah Kulwin
11.21.17
fake news

Eric Schmidt Says Google News Will 'Engineer' Russian Propaganda Out of the Feed

“It’s basically RT and Sputnik,” he said on Saturday.
Justin Ling
11.20.17
fake news

Twitter just banned ads from two Kremlin-backed news organizations

Twitter said its decision to kill the ads from RT and Sputnik was in response to the conclusion by the Director of National Intelligence that they tried to interfere in the U.S. election in 2016 on behalf of the Russian government.
Noah Kulwin
10.26.17
Sputnik Turns 60

How Dreams of Spacefaring Zombies Led to the Launch of Sputnik

What, you think there’s enough room on Earth for everyone who has ever lived? No way, we need a spaceship stat.
Becky Ferreira
10.4.17
russia

FBI wants to know if Russia's Sputnik is Kremlin propaganda

Greg Walters
9.11.17
Film

Russian Sci-Fi Short Film Is '2001' Meets 'District 9'

Russian filmmaker Maxim Zhestkov channels both Pixar and Kubrick in a beautifully-rendered CGI short.
Beckett Mufson
12.16.15
history

Watch the Spectacular Inferno of America’s First Satellite Attempt

The story of ‘Kaputnik,’ the failed American answer to Sputnik.
Becky Ferreira
12.6.15
All in Your Head

Ghosts in the Roscosmos

Conspiracy theorists ask: How many cosmonauts were really claimed by the early Soviet Space Program?
Daniel Oberhaus
10.29.15
history

On the Anniversary of Sputnik, Here’s What the Probe Actually Discovered

The satellite is often remembered more as a cultural event than as a bonafide scientific experiment.
Becky Ferreira
10.4.15
defense & security

Canada is Skipping Its Turn to Protect Iceland, and It’s Become Russian Propaganda

Russia and Canada have been locked in a series of public spats lately, largely sparked by Russia’s seizure of Crimea and parts of Eastern Ukraine.
Justin Ling
6.5.15
Space

​Why We Still Want Laika the Space Dog to Come Home

57 years ago, a Muscovite street dog became the world’s first orbital explorer. She also suffered for our gain.
Becky Ferreira
11.3.14
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