I wanted to thank the many people who expressed support for my brother who was arrested in Moscow protest #StandWithUkraine. This means a lot to us. His last message was that he was released close to midnight. I brought up his plight 1) (thread)
2) not because I see equival. in Moscow protesters' plight and of kids hiding in shelters in Kiev hearing rockets and sirens. It is to highlight the obvious-that #Putin claim that "Russian people" desire the #occupation is a sham. That he has been waging a war on his own people
3) That even prior to invading in 2014 he developed and tested during the 2011-12 anti-Putin #SnowflakeRevolution rallies sophisticated machinery of media misinformation defaming protesters as fascists and opportunists on West. payroll. On this see my and @koheiw7 et al. paper in
4) How #Putin then went on and in 2014 applied exactly the same disinformation campaign in #StandWithUkraine as I analysed using advanced supervised machine learning approach with @koheiw7
5) How the regime went on and with high probability ordered the assassination of #BorisNemtsov who protested against war in #StandWithUkraine and then jailed thousands of opposition figures, an orgy of repression culminating in #novichok poisoning of #FreeNavalny
6) How as @KTertytchnaya and I analysed in the #RussianProtestEventDataset, over the years of #Putin rule thousands of people took to the streets to show that they do not consider his autocracy legitimate eprints.lse.ac.uk/90298/
7) How as I wrote in this blogpost Western leaders have been complicit throughout by profiting from Russian #laundromat blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/202…
8) How even the #FreeNavalny poisoning did not make a dent in the "business as usual" with #Germany shamefully going ahead with #NordStream2
9) How even now our politicians are prevaricating and giving us platitudes about "deep concern" as Europe sleepwalks into the kind of #war that we thought we have left behind, in the XX century #StandWithUkraine

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The segment in the @BBC feature below is taken from a longish interview @BBCChrisMorris recorded with me about #Russia #sanctions last week. I don’t blame journalists or producers but worth mentioning that perhaps due to editorial issues it omitted the following (see thread):
1) That I began by saying this was an opportune moment to discuss #sanctions against #Russia. I was on strike supporting #UCUStrikes and colleagues on precarious contracts and protesting against #USS pension cuts.
2) That I thought the Lincoln's Inn Fields backdrop of striking #UCUStrikes LSE campus was symbolic. Some of the things I said were:
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