Interview: Kyiv-based Swede Anders Ostlund
one of many expats supporting Ukraine on social media
Ukraine is currently enduring the most turbulent period in the country’s brief independent history. Ukraine’s expat community has found itself caught up in these historic events, with many playing an active role in the information war being waged across the social media landscape over the rights and wrongs of Ukraine’s Euromaidan revolution and the Kremlin’s subsequent military invasion of the country.
How important is the social media front in the information war currently being fought for Ukraine’s future?
What kind of responses have you encountered from Russian social media users?
Do you feel that your prominent role in pro-Ukraine online activism has exposed you to any personal security threats?
Russia stands accused of orchestrating a vast information war against Ukraine. Have you had problems debunking Russian disinformation?
What would you say to those who claim that foreigners should not get involved in domestic Ukrainian political issues?