Politico: Social media platforms on the defensive as Russian-based disinformation about Ukraine spreads

Politico: Social media platforms on the defensive as Russian-based disinformation about Ukraine spreads. “Russia-backed media reports falsely claiming that the Ukrainian government is conducting genocide of civilians ran unchecked and unchallenged on Twitter and on Facebook. Videos from the Russian government — including speeches from Vladimir Putin — on YouTube received dollars from Western advertisers. Unverified TikTok videos of alleged real-time battles were instead historical footage, including doctored conflict-zone images and sounds.”

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