In Ukraine, Smartphones Are Thickening the Fog of War

In Ukraine, Smartphones Are Thickening the Fog of War
A man takes a photo of a Russian tank outside Kyiv, Ukraine, May 21, 2022 (photo by The Yomiuri Shimbun via AP Images).

Over the past decade, the use of smartphones to check the latest news updates has become the first reaction of many people to crisis. But as debates over the lessons that militaries can learn from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have shown, the fragmented nature of digital information flows can distort perceptions of events.

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