Following the Russian aggression online… A few links, news…

An aid campaign has been launched by the Ukrainian Embassy in Ankara after Russia’s attack on the country and a total of $10,800, along with 900,000 Turkish Liras, were collected as of late Feb. 26, a statement from the embassy said.
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As Russia’s military escalation in and around Ukraine continues apace, a number of questionable videos and claims have appeared on social media and in Russian state media outlets. All appear to suggest Ukrainian agression near the country’s border with Russia and two self-declared republics (occupied regions controversially recognised by Russia earlier this week) in the east of the country.

Ukrainian government calls on hackers to help defend against Russia
Thu 24 Feb 2022 20.59 EST
Last modified on Fri 25 Feb 2022 02.24 EST

The government of Ukraine is asking for volunteers from the country’s hacker underground to help protect critical infrastructure and conduct cyber spying missions against Russian troops, according two people involved in the project.

As Russian forces attacked cities across Ukraine, requests for volunteers began to appear on hacker forums on Thursday morning, as many residents fled the capital Kyiv.

“Ukrainian cybercommunity! It’s time to get involved in the cyber defense of our country,” the post read, asking hackers and cybersecurity experts to submit an application via Google docs, listing their specialties, such as malware development, and professional references.


Anonymous wrote on Twitter that they’ve begun targeting the Russian government: and have claimed responsibility for DDoS attacks on the government’s websites:

Here’s a list of articles published on February 25 by VoxUkraine and Stop Fake, verified signatories of IFCN’s Code of Principles doing fact-checking in Ukraine:

Fact-checkers outside Ukraine are collaborating in the fight against misinformation on the subject. They have published more than 250 fact-checks so far. 

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