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Russia: New Competition in Social Media Analysis & Big Data Analytics

Former presidential staff member Konstantin Kostin [ru] and pro-Kremlin blogger Stanislav Apetian (online moniker: PoliTrash) have released new details about an upcoming initiative from their think tank [ru], the Civil Society Development Foundation. In an interview [ru] with Izvestia newspaper, Apetian says the group is deploying technology developed by the American firm Crimson Hexagon to introduce a “new standard” for the study of RuNet social media. The product is expected to compete directly with Prizma [ru], an existing service offered by the Russian company Medialogia.

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