Opinion

Ukraine crisis will accelerate the splinternet

Peter Griffin
Thu, 17 Mar 2022

Ukraine crisis will accelerate the splinternet
Marina Ovsyannikova showing a sign stating "Stop the war!" on live Russian television. (Image: Getty)
Peter Griffin
Thu, 17 Mar 2022
It was the sort of statement more suited for a tweet or a Facebook post rather than a live news broadcast on national TV: “Stop the war! Don’t believe propaganda! They’re lying to you here!”Those were the words painted on the sign TV editor Marina Ovsyannikova held up behind the newsreader on the set of a Russian state TV station earlier this week. For a few seconds, before the editors cut to another picture, millions of Russians were reminded that they live in a tightly censored propaganda bubble.Like any good dictator,...

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