Vladimir Putin's egomaniacal war on Ukraine has been made possible by the lies he has fed the Russian public for years.
And platforms like YouTube and Facebook are amplifying his lies through their tools and algorithms, giving this murderous dictator cover to invade another country.
Add your name to urgently help stop it and share this with everyone.
This isn’t about cracking down on free speech — this is about platforms amplifying and monetizing lies to justify a horrific war.
Several Russian state media channels are broadcasting Russian disinformation and propaganda on YouTube, Facebook, TikTok and other sites, and racking up millions of views. And some platforms like YouTube are funding and even profiting off these lies by allowing advertisements on the content.
From false flag attempts, to spreading lies about a genocide against Russians — Putin is weaponizing social media in this awful war, and innocent Ukrainians are paying the price.
The platforms know how to deal with this, but they won’t unless there is massive pressure. Add your name and share widely.
Politico. 25 February 2022.
The Guardian. 23 February 2022.
New York Times. 19 February 2022.