4 Apr 2022

Fighting the fake news war in Ukraine

From Afternoons, 3:10 pm on 4 April 2022

Truth isn't  the first casualty of war. Disinformation, propaganda and downright lies often fly way before bullets do.   When Russia invaded the Crimea region of Ukraine 8 years ago, journalist Olga Yurkova and her colleagues started fighting a battle against disinformation from the Kremlin. She's the co-founder of Stopfake.org, an independent group of journalists and fact checkers working to curb propaganda.They counter false stories that  attempt to justify the  recent invasion of Ukraine. Olga Yurkova has been forced to flee Kyiv, but continues to fight the war of words and disinformation in both Ukraine and Russia.

Olga Yurkova

Olga Yurkova Photo: ted.com

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