How Is Technology Affecting the War in Ukraine?

Large technology companies restricted Russia’s state media from using social media to spread misinformation about its invasion of Ukraine.

Google announced blocking YouTube channels in Europe belonging to Russia’s government-connected companies RT and Sputnik.

TikTok canceled the accounts for RT and Sputnik in Europe.

Meta also blocked RT and Sputnik on its Facebook and Instagram services across the EU

Meta, Microsoft and Alphabet restricted Russian state media from making money from advertising on their services.

Twitter started adding warning labels to tweets from media linked to the Russian government.

Meta denied to remove access to its services in Russia.

Alphabet had turned off some of its Google Maps tools in Ukraine that provide information on live traffic conditions and movements of people.

SpaceX chief Elon Musk said the company's Starlink satellite service had been activated in Ukraine.

Social media users living in surrounding countries of Ukraine began setting up online networks to support refugees.

Ukraine's government has used cryptocurrency to raise money for its war effort.