With all eyes on Kyiv, videos like this one from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy have made a monumental impact on the world’s ability to understand conditions on the ground.
Ukrainians are using their mobile phones to share the sights and sounds of Russia’s invasion, posting to platforms like Twitter, Telegram, and TikTok. These images may have already played a critical role in galvanizing public opinion in the EU, North America, and elsewhere.
How do tweets and videos from Ukraine reach the rest of the world?
Here are a few things to understand about the networks that have allowed Ukrainians to share their stories.