How to Follow the Ukraine War
IN FOCUS, 16 May 2022
How to Bypass Official Propaganda and Disinformation
16 May 2022 – The Ukraine war is the second major war since the beginning of the mobile internet age (the first one was and is the Syria war). Because of this, even regular citizens can completely bypass traditional news outlets – which on both sides of the war provide almost only propaganda and disinformation – and access on-the-ground war footage and analysis directly and in real-time.
While most US social media platforms (and even search engines) tend to censor channels that are not compliant with US/NATO war policy, the more decentralized Telegram platform continues to provide reliable access to uncensored war-related content. The following brief overview lists some of the leading English and German channels covering the Ukraine war (18+, may show war deaths).
- Ukraine Now English (160k)
- Ukraine War Report (50k)
- Blue Sauron (Twitter, 100k)
- OSINT Technical (Twitter, 500k)
- Ukraine Weapons Tracker (Twitter, 550k)
Western journalists in Ukraine (Russian side)
- Patrick Lancaster (45k, British journalist)
- Graham Philips (12k, British journalist)
- Donbass Insider (25k, Belgian journalist)
German channels (Russian perspective)
- Neues aus Russland (150k, German journalist)
- Anti-Spiegel (70k, German journalist/website)
- Nikita Gerassimow (15k, German researcher)
- Online Censorship of Ukraine Dissent (Mint Press, April 2022)
- BBC coverage of Ukraine war (The GrayZone, March 2022)
- Ukraine’s Propaganda War (Mint Press, March 2022)
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Tags: Journalism, Media, Russia, Ukraine, Violent conflict, War
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