This Site Lets You Prank Call Russian Officials

Because Wasting the Government’s Time Is a Form of Resistance

I could make up something about how creating a site like this during a time of crisis is a great way to go viral and get free publicity.

I could also tell you to watch the news and tailor your content accordingly, that there is a lesson to be learned from this and so forth.

Because if you created something like this, then you would truly know the meaning of the phrase, “going viral”.

Instead, I’m going to let you find the lesson here.

Because it’s hard to know what to do when the world’s gone mad.

Placing a few prank calls to Russian government officials won’t put an end to the unfortunate war in Ukraine, but it will annoy bureaucrats and maybe help you to feel a little bit better by annoying people who start wars, break things and kill people.

And that’s something.

Waste Russian Time is a new site from a hacktivist collective called Obfuscated Dreams of Scheherazade. They’ve obtained more than 5,000 phone numbers for government officials, including those linked to the Kremlin and FSB.

You don’t need to speak Russian. You just need to hit the button and do what feels right.

And think about how what’s happening in the world right now affects you, your business, your immediate family and your extended family known as the human race.


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