We monitor a wide range of articles about top Russian officials, oligarchs, important political events, and those opposing Putin’s regime. This allows us to identify potential attacks early on and prevent blackmail or whitewashing. We also observe all the election processes and keep an eye on potentially malicious editors attempting to get extended rights in Wikipedia.
In 2019, we identified a network of contributors tied to Eugeny Prigozhin
, coordinated through a dedicated online platform and engaged in political propaganda on Russian Wikipedia. We helped to block the core of the network and achieved a full ban on Prigozhin-affiliated media holdings (Internet Research Agency
and Federal News Agency
) in Wikipedia.
We openly published comprehensive biographies of Russian politicians or important events ( Alexander Beglov
, 2019 Saint Petersburg gubernatorial election
, and the Palace Case
). However, in most cases we have to keep low profile and confiont PR firms and propagandists anonymously to avoid political persecution.