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· April, 2015

Stories about Eastern & Central Europe from April, 2015

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The Curious Chronology of Russian Twitter Bots

RuNet Echo  27 April 2015

Multiple Twitter accounts were created on the same day, sometimes within hours of each other. This trend, typical for automated bot networks, was evident throughout Alexander's pro-Kremlin bot sample.

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A Response to the Kremlin-Bot Skeptics

RuNet Echo  24 April 2015

After Alexander's bot network analysis garnered massive attention from Russian media and social networks, he now addresses some of the skepticism about the bot networks and their provenance.

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Bulgaria's First Crowdfunding Journalism Project

  21 April 2015

Bulgaria, a member of the European Union, has a big problem with freedom of the media. The Balkan country is ranked 106 out of 180 countries in the 2015 World Press Freedom Index by Reporters Without Borders. Against this unpleasant background, a new media project was established with the ambitious task...

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The ‘Beauty’ of Russian Homophobia

RuNet Echo  20 April 2015

Titled "Beautiful People and What They Say to Me," LGBT rights activist Lena Klimova posted photos of individuals in their everyday lives, and the threatening messages they’ve sent her online.

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The Kremlin Declares War on Memes

RuNet Echo  10 April 2015

By saying it is illegal to add celebrities’ images to certain memes, the Kremlin could be opening the door to banning a whole genre of absurdist online humor.

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Who the Hell Keeps Leaking Kremlin Correspondence?

RuNet Echo  7 April 2015

Russia's mysterious data-leaking group Anonymous International strikes again, releasing thousands of private messages allegedly belonging to the official who helped shape the Putin Administration's domestic policy from 2012 to 2014.

About our Eastern & Central Europe coverage

Tanya Lokot is the Eastern Europe editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.

Filip Stojanovski is the Central Europe editor. Email him story ideas or volunteer to write.


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