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How is Social Media Playing a Vital Role in the Ukrainian Crisis?

Social media has become a vital part of our daily life. It keeps us updated about what's happening around us. Like other tragic events in the past, the role of

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Social media has become a vital part of our daily life. It keeps us updated about what's happening around us. Like other tragic events in the past, the role of social media cannot be denied in the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

The inhabitants and supporters of Ukraine have used social media to decry and disgrace the Russians. They have done this to boost citizens' spirits and elevate the morale of sap invaders during this war.

Russo-Ukrainian War: Anti-war demonstrators take to the streets from London, Trafalgar Square.
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Social Media Platforms

Many videos have been posted on various social media platforms to show the brutal face of Russians and rallied the world to Ukraine's side. These platforms include:

  1. Facebook
  2. Telegram
  3. TikTok
  4. Twitter
  5. Instagram
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How is it Helping the Citizens?

Social media has helped the citizens of Ukraine by making them realize that they can also contribute to the conflict. A  Kyiv-based graphic designer named Solomiia Shalaiska said she felt vulnerable until she started sharing pro-Ukraine rally photos on Instagram feeds she formerly utilized for art and design.

Social media has also enabled interaction among Ukrainians and people worldwide. It has helped the citizens of Ukraine to feel less isolated. The experts at the University of Miami said that social media has also encouraged many citizens to divulge their personal stories.

Photo by Nati Melnychuk / Unsplash

We avail live CCTV footage from main cities and see the Russian military crossing Ukrainian borders and making its way through Crimea.

The dean of the School of Communication and an expert on global media named Karin Wilkins shared his reviews about the role of social media in this conflict. He claimed that social media has allowed us to observe the violence and resistance faced by people worldwide, including in Ukraine. He also said that with the help of digital media, the whole world is more linked as a global community than ever before.

Soha Asif

Published 5 months ago