Ukraine rallies the Twitter troops as Russia invades

Ukraine rallies the Twitter troops as Russia invades

Unusual as it might appear, wars aren’t simply fought with bullets and bombs anymore. Tweets and shares can at occasions be equally potent, and that is in all probability why Ukraine mounted a social offensive yesterday after Russian troops started partaking with home forces within the border city of Novoazovsk. The nation’s Overseas Ministry implored Twitter customers retweet its message and to make use of the hashtags #RussiaInvadedUkraine and #UkraineUnderAttack to unfold the phrase of Russia’s incursion. It seems to be just like the plan’s working, too. #RussiaInvadedUkraine is the extra common of the 2 hashtags, and in line with Topsy, it has been deployed in over four hundred,000 tweets over the previous 24 hours.

Alas, maybe the most effective tweet on the matter was issued by Canada’s NATO delegation, and lacked both hashtag. Unsurprisingly, Russia continues to disclaim its transfer into Ukraine’s sovereign territory, although it is since been legitimized by US intelligence and photographs launched by NATO. As The Washington Publish’s Ishaan Tharoor factors out, that is far the from the primary social media showdown that Ukraine and Russia have been embroiled in. Again in April, Russia’s personal overseas ministry hijacked the #UnitedForUkraine hashtag promoted by the US State Division with tweets throwing Ukraine and its allies beneath the bus.

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