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Social Media ‘Info War’ Over Russian Actions

Russia has resorted to blocking Facebook and Twitter in an attempt to counteract censorship from those platforms.

The problem has been described in the following way…
Social Media Platforms are censoring pro-Russian information from being passed around.
This imbalance is capable of causing dissent in Russia. By closing the platforms Putin is able to control opinion in his country about the actions being taken in the Ukraine.

Censorship over the last two years has reached epic proportions on Facebook and Twitter, forcing many people to move to freer platforms for their socializing and information sharing. Meta recently reported a decline of 2 million Facebook active users.

The Ukrainian event is causing a massive upsurge of the information war around the planet, something that has been very prevalent over the Covid-19 period but which has now moved to a completely new level with platforms being censored and banned.
A Twitter spokesperson said..

“Soon millions of ordinary Russians will find themselves cut off from reliable information, deprived of their everyday ways of connecting with family and friends and silenced from speaking out,” 

Personally I think this is unlikely. In this internet age, information has a way of getting disseminated through the myriad of networks that exist, in one way or another.
Propaganda has always been a large part of any war and these days, ‘news from the front’ is taking on a whole new dimension.

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