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Yevgeny Simkin

Yevgeny (Genia) Simkin fled Soviet Russia as a child and has spent his life bouncing from music to comedy to software engineering. He is the co-founder and CEO of—a free speech platform designed to facilitate the sharing of all journalistic endeavors unencumbered by government censorship.

Articles by Yevgeny Simkin (page 1)

November 23, 2023 4:30 am

Thanksgiving in Crazy Times

Staying grateful even for dinnertime disagreements and unsettling uncles.
Yevgeny Simkin
September 21, 2023 5:32 am

Death, Lies, and Video Files

What online fights about a single deadly missile in Ukraine can teach us about the future of news coverage and…
Yevgeny Simkin
November 28, 2022 5:01 am

We Figured Out How to Beat the Authoritarian Censors

Samizdat is fighting the battle for real free speech.
Yevgeny Simkin
November 24, 2022 5:58 am

Compassion, Forgiveness, and Love

We can be better.
Yevgeny Simkin
March 15, 2022 5:23 am

Why Ukraine Is Dangerous to Putin

What makes the Russians and the Ukrainians so much alike is what makes Ukraine so dangerous to Putin’s rule.
Yevgeny Simkin
November 24, 2021 6:38 am

Happy Thanksgiving. Everything Is Fine.

Even with . . . all of this . . . our lives are still going pretty great.
Yevgeny Simkin
October 4, 2021 5:49 am

Facebook Is Not the Town Square

Stop treating this monstrosity like a useful human connection point.
Yevgeny Simkin
July 20, 2021 5:30 am

The Freedom Phone Is a Cynical Gimmick

Fleecing gullible conservatives scared of Big Tech.
Yevgeny Simkin
December 1, 2020 5:30 am

The Real Reason to Nix Section 230

It’s not Big Tech’s supposed bias against conservatives. It’s Big Tech’s irresponsibility.
Yevgeny Simkin
November 26, 2020 5:11 am

Thanksgiving 2020 Sucks. And We Should Be Thankful For It Anyway.

Yes, it could be better. But it could be worse, too. Give thanks.
Yevgeny Simkin