Putin propaganda machine undercut by social media blackout

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine dredged up concerns that the country’s aggression would extend to social media. Instead, social media has become an unexpectedly effective vehicle for galvanizing public opinion across many countries against President Vladimir Putin’s actions, while at the same time silencing much of his propaganda. Voicing her approval, Laura Edelson, co-founder of Cybersecurity for Democracy, said “Not leaving an information vacuum for your opponent to fill makes their job much, much, harder.”