Reuters: Man embroiled in Russia and Ukraine’s propaganda war over nuclear plant

Reuters: Man embroiled in Russia and Ukraine’s propaganda war over nuclear plant. “A former deputy spokesman for Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant who helped tell the world that Russian troops occupied the strategic site is now in exile, no longer in his job and his former According to a document from the employer, it is suspected by Ukrainian intelligence to cooperate with Russia.”

Stanford Medicine: Delivering free (tele)health care to Ukrainians

Stanford Medicine: Delivering free (tele)health care to Ukrainians. “In the days immediately following the Russian invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24, Annalicia Pickering, MD, a pediatric hospitalist with Stanford Medicine; Solomiia Savchuk, a student at the Stanford School of Medicine; and Zoe von Gerlach, a Stanford engineering graduate student, set a bold intention: Find a way to provide meaningful medical support to people in Ukraine. Just months later, the confluence of their efforts has led to the launch of a telehealth program, called Telehelp Ukraine, that serves Ukrainians who need medical assistance — those who remain in their home country as well as those who have sought refuge in Poland.”

Lieber Institute West Point: Ukraine Symposium – Data-rich Battlefields And The Future LOAC

Lieber Institute West Point: Ukraine Symposium – Data-rich Battlefields And The Future LOAC. “Russia continues to deploy its formidable ‘information war machine’ to ‘confuse and disable’ while Ukraine and non-State actors such as news organizations, think tanks, and NGOs counter these tactics through the use of ubiquitous, open-source battlefield data. In effect, we are watching the future of warfare—data-rich battlefields in which information is a critical component of military operations—emerge in real time.”

The Guardian: Ukraine’s publicised southern offensive was ‘disinformation campaign’

The Guardian: Ukraine’s publicised southern offensive was ‘disinformation campaign’. “The much-publicised Ukrainian southern offensive was a disinformation campaign to distract Russia from the real one being prepared in the Kharkiv region, Ukraine’s special forces have said. Ukrainian forces are continuing to make unexpected, rapid advances in the north-east of the country, retaking more than a third of the occupied Kharkiv region in three days. Much of Ukraine’s territorial gains were confirmed by Russia’s defence ministry on Saturday.”

Reuters: Russia upholds 21.7 bln rouble fine on Google over Ukraine content -Interfax

Reuters: Russia upholds 21.7 bln rouble fine on Google over Ukraine content -Interfax. “A Russian court on Friday upheld a turnover-based fine of 21.7 billion roubles ($357 million) against Google’s Russian subsidiary for repeated failure to delete information related to what Moscow calls its ‘special military operation’ in Ukraine, Russia’s Interfax news agency reported.”

Doxxed, threatened, and arrested: Russia’s war on Wikipedia editors (Rest of World)

Rest of World: Doxxed, threatened, and arrested: Russia’s war on Wikipedia editors. “The organization that runs Wikipedia has also found itself targeted by Russia’s propaganda drive. In March, Russia passed a law that criminalized the publishing of any information about the military that the state considers to be false information. Under the new law, a Russian court fined the Wikimedia Foundation, which owns Wikipedia, 5 million rubles ($88,000) for failing to remove what a Russian court claimed was disinformation about the war in Ukraine. The organization launched an appeal in June.”

The chips are down: Putin scrambles for high-tech parts as his arsenal goes up in smoke (Politico)

Politico: The chips are down: Putin scrambles for high-tech parts as his arsenal goes up in smoke. “Kyiv is acutely aware that the outcome of the war is likely to hinge on whether Russia finds a way to regain access to high-tech chips, and is out to ensure it doesn’t get them. In order to flag the danger, Ukraine is sending out international warnings that the Kremlin has drawn up shopping lists of semiconductors, transformers, connectors, casings, transistors, insulators and other components, most made by companies in the U.S., Germany, the Netherlands, the U.K., Taiwan and Japan, among others, which it needs to fuel its war effort.”

The Print: 60-80% of Twitter accounts posting on Russia-Ukraine war bots, 90% ‘pro Ukraine’, finds new study

The Print: 60-80% of Twitter accounts posting on Russia-Ukraine war bots, 90% ‘pro Ukraine’, finds new study . “Between 60 and 80 per cent of Twitter handles posting on the Russia-Ukraine war may be bot accounts, a research by scholars from the University of Adelaide, Australia has found. Among other influences, these bot accounts may have been pushing people to flee their homes during the conflict between these two countries, the researchers added.”

Cybernews: Hackers created an enormous traffic jam in Moscow

Cybernews: Hackers created an enormous traffic jam in Moscow. “Dozens of drivers working for Yandex Taxi in Moscow likely had a frustrating day. Hackers breached the app, sending dozens of cars to the exact location, forming a traffic jam that lasted up to three hours. Reports on Twitter claim that cars were sent to the Kutuzovsky Prospekt, a major avenue in Moscow. One of the best-known objects in the area is the Stalinist-era building, the ‘Hotel Ukraina’ or Hotel Ukraine.”

Modern War Institute at West Point: How Ukraine Seized The Initiative On The Digital Front Of The War With Russia

Modern War Institute at West Point: How Ukraine Seized The Initiative On The Digital Front Of The War With Russia. “President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has become a living example of how to provide digital leadership during modern warfare, buoying his country and inspiring resistance to the Russian military’s kinetic force. At the risk of adopting too obvious an analogy, in this contemporary story of David vs. Goliath, Ukraine’s sling-and-stone advantage has been its unexpected resolve, marshaled by the effective use of information.”

EU Neighbors East: EU launches new platform to inform Ukrainians about EU assistance during war

EU Neighbors East: EU launches new platform to inform Ukrainians about EU assistance during war. “The EU Delegation to Ukraine has launched a new website… which provides detailed information on the various EU activities in Ukraine and their results. The portal has been created to better inform Ukrainians about the benefits and opportunities of the EU-Ukraine partnership during and after the war. The EU Delegation in Ukraine hopes that the website will help build a full and objective picture of the EU-Ukraine cooperation among Ukrainians.”