Like the propaganda: how we are unknowingly involved in information wars. What the Russian social networks banning brought to Ukraine

KATERYNA SPIVAKOVA, Managing Director PLEON Talan


On May 15, 2020, the ban on Russian social networks is likely to continue in Ukraine. We will remind that access to services of Mail.Ru Group – social networks “VKontakte” and “Odnoklassniki” — was closed in the territory of our country by the decree of President Petro Poroshenko from April 28, 2017, for a three years period. At the time, these resources were recognized as a harmful propaganda tool of the Russian Federation. Why the situation has not changed yet and why the ban remains relevant, exclusively to for Mind, tells PLEON Talan agency director Kateryna Spivakova.


Almost half of the planet is connected to a computer network. While 3 million computers were networked in 1993, five million in five years, and in 2014, 41% of the Earth’s population had access to the network.


What are the benefits and dangers of social networks? Today, the heart of global communication and commerce is beating on the Internet, and experts are beginning to learn how to profit from our wish or natural need to share information. The biggest dividends the opinion leaders and influencers have in social networks. At the same time, world conflicts are ignited here, conspiracy theories are being born, and internecine wars are being fought.



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