Ukraine war: Digital and cyber aspects

How does the Ukraine-Russia conflict affect cyber activities and digital networks?

Samarkand Declaration - Shanghai Cooperation Organization

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77th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 77)

Join DW researchers on their deep dive into policy priorities, discussion framing, and the overall rhetorics of the 77th Session of the UN General Assembly's (UNGA 77) high-level segment.

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Facebook, Twitter and YouTube fall short on policing Disinformation in Spanish. Last year, lawmakers in the US warned the CEOs of major tech companies like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube that inaccurate information on key issues was proliferating on their platforms. They also urged them to strengthen their efforts to combat disinformation spreading in Spanish. In (See more)

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FBI and CISA make announcement on malicious cyber activities against election infrastructure

An official public service announcement about hostile cyber activity intended to compromise election infrastructure has been released by the FBI and CISA. The agencies stated that it is unlikely that attempts to breach election infrastructure will result in widespread disruptions or stop voting.

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Russian state TV protester gets house arrest accused of spreading fake news

Marina Ovsyannikova, Former Russian TV journalist, was placed under house arrest for two months due to the criminal case investigation where she was charged with spreading fake news about Russia’s armed forces. Russia passed a new law against discrediting the armed forces on March 4, eight days after invading Ukraine under the name of “special (See more)

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