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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. 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 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
October 12, 2020 5:30 am

Fixing the Big Tech Bad Apples

Netflix’s documentary ‘The Social Dilemma’ describes real problems—but the time has come to start proposing solutions.
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