Opinion

Russia may win on the ground, but it lost the information war

Peter Griffin
Thu, 03 Mar 2022

Russia may win on the ground, but it lost the information war
Ukrainians have been ably led by their tech-savvy president, Volodymyr Zelenskyy. (Image: Getty)
Peter Griffin
Thu, 03 Mar 2022
When the Arab Spring swept through countries like Libya, Egypt, Yemen and Syria in the early 2010s, it was amplified by Western social media platforms carrying the voices of citizens fed up with their corrupt rulers.For a few inspiring months, it looked like democracy might finally displace autocratic regimes. A few dictators did indeed fall and Muammar Gaddafi was dragged from a water culvert and beaten to death by his countrymen in October 2011. We cheered Arab protestors on from afar with supportive retweets, likes and shares. Today, my...

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