Yevgeny Simkin

Yevgeny (Genia) Simkin fled Soviet Russia as a child and has spent his life bouncing from music to comedy to software engineering. You can follow his comedy Twitter feed here. He’s also the founder and CEO of The Russian Mob™—an agency specializing in developing SAAS, Mobile, AR, VR, and Web applications. (No: They won’t help you hack a foreign election so don’t bother asking.)

Articles by Yevgeny Simkin

July 31, 2020 5:17 am

Social Media Is the Problem

No social media, no collapse of American public life.
Yevgeny Simkin
July 9, 2020 5:09 am

What Statues Really Mean

It’s not hard to tell the difference between a monument to George Washington and a monument to a Confederate general.
Yevgeny Simkin
January 10, 2020 5:09 am

Why Won’t Facebook Take Deepfakes Seriously?

Facebook's new anti-deepfake policy is ridiculous.
Yevgeny Simkin
November 28, 2019 5:21 am

A Thanksgiving Prayer

Be grateful that things aren't worse than they are. Seriously.
Yevgeny Simkin
November 22, 2019 5:32 am

Google Is Trying to Clean Up Political Ads

A mere two days after I argued that Big Tech needs to rethink its standards for targeted political advertising, Google…
Yevgeny Simkin
November 18, 2019 5:13 am

Political Advertising on Facebook Is Different Than Normal Political Advertising

There’s been a lot of discussion about political ads on social media sites recently, with Twitter’s announcement that they’re rejecting…
Yevgeny Simkin
October 28, 2019 5:42 am

Facebook’s Libra: Still a Terrible Idea

People seem to think that Mark Zuckerberg got “grilled” by Congress last week. That’s not exactly…
Yevgeny Simkin
July 26, 2019 5:18 am

So What if FaceApp Is From Russia?

Putin is awful, but the app is the product of a private company staffed with normal people undeserving of suspicion and innuendo.
Yevgeny Simkin
June 25, 2019 5:08 am

Facebook Is Starting Its Own Cryptocurrency. We Should Kill It With Fire.

Facebook's cryptocurrency deserves to die. Fast.
Yevgeny Simkin
June 12, 2019 4:12 am

Only the Blockchain Can Save Us from Deepfakes

Your phone rings or perhaps it’s Skype or Facetime. You answer the call and it’s your mom. She’s calling to…
Yevgeny Simkin