Justin Ling, The Walrus

Justin Ling

The Walrus

Montreal, QC, Canada

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Past articles by Justin:

Wrongful Convictions Aren’t Going Anywhere

The Canadian legal system is confusing and expensive, especially if you’re falsely accused of murder → Read More

Ukraine’s Online Volunteers Go After Russian Targets

Kyiv says it doesn’t endorse cyberattacks—but it’s thankful for them. → Read More

Russia Is Mimicking Open-Source Intelligence Methods to Discredit Bucha Atrocities

The Kremlin is desperate to muddy the waters around its war crimes. → Read More

Moscow Turns U.S. Volunteers Into New Bogeyman in Ukraine

With Russia’s use of mercenaries growing, the Kremlin seeks distractions. → Read More

How U.S. Bioweapons in Ukraine Became Russia’s New Big Lie

A viral conspiracy theory could be used to justify an attack, the United States says. → Read More

False Claims of U.S. Biowarfare Labs in Ukraine Grip QAnon

The conspiracy theory has been boosted by Russian and Chinese media and diplomats. → Read More

Russia Tries to Terrorize Ukraine With Images of Chechen Soldiers

Moscow is exploiting stereotypes of Chechen brutality. → Read More

Historical Ukrainian Jewish Town Hit by Russian Missiles

As Russian President Vladimir Putin claims “denazification,” Ukrainians compare him to Adolf Hitler. → Read More

Russia Launches Social Media Offensive Alongside Missiles

Telegram has been the main vector for invasion disinformation. → Read More

Trudeau and Canada Are Out of Big Ideas Despite Victory

Prospects for change are far off after an election that changed almost nothing. → Read More

Justin Trudeau Hangs On in Canadian Election That No One Wanted

After calling the snap election, the prime minister struggled to define what it was actually about. → Read More

The COVID-19 Lab Leak Theory Is Short on Evidence and Long on Guesswork

The rush to find a conspiracy around the COVID-19 pandemic’s origins is driven by narrative, not evidence. → Read More

‘Bunkerchan’ Is Trying to Deradicalize Online Nazis

As far-right sites multiply, activists are moving into their turf. → Read More

The Rise and Fall of a Double Agent

Cameron Ortis was an RCMP officer privy to the inner workings of Canada's national security—and in a prime position to exploit them → Read More

Alberta’s Petrostate Propaganda Has Turned Conspiratorial

The pro-oil movement is increasingly straying into conspiracy theory. → Read More

Canada Introduces New Bill to Reduce Small-Time Drug Prosecutions

The new bill, which would also end mandatory minimum sentencing, will be the first significant criminal justice reform from Justin Trudeau's government. → Read More

COVID Conspiracy Nurses Among Those Who Spoke At Trump’s Violent D.C. Rally

The group of Canadian and American health professionals have pushed misinformation and sowed distrust in public health throughout the pandemic. → Read More

The QAnon Conspiracy Theory Is Trumpism Now

The sprawling conspiracy theory is dying—and being reborn as the new normal of the Republican Party. → Read More

Decriminalization Can End Mexico's Drug Wars, Say Advocates

Threats, violence, and clampdowns have failed. Can decriminalization work? → Read More

As QAnon Copes With Trump’s Likely Loss, They Wonder Where Q Is

The pseudonymous leader of the conspiracy theory hasn’t posted for days. → Read More