Over the past week, Ukrainians have used social media to document Russia’s attacks on civilians. Those efforts have been more effective at blunting the Russian propaganda machine than anything that has come out of the technology companies themselves.
On this week’s Kicker, Kyle Pope, editor and publisher of CJR, speaks with Jane Lytvynenko, a senior research fellow in the Technology and Social Change Project at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy. They discuss Ukrainian “prebunking” of Russian propaganda, and where Lytvynenko, a Ukrainian-Canadian expert on Russian disinformation, gets her news.
I Can’t Stop Watching a Livestream of Kyiv, Jane Lytvynenko, The Atlantic
Tracking social media takedowns and content moderation during the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, April Glaser and Jazilah Salam, The Media Manipulation Casebook
The Ukraine invasion, and breaking our worst habits, Kyle Pope, CJR