Twitter Blocks InformNapalm
Russia is actively using “troll factories” to silence the voice of any effective initiatives to counter Russian disinformation on social networks. On July 4, all pages of the language versions of the InformNapalm international volunteer community site were blocked on Twitter at the same time , including a multilingual page that has been running since 2014 and has 13.5 thousand readers, including international organizations, foreign experts, journalists and politicians. The massive attack took place exactly a week after InformNapalm volunteers wrote detailed comments on Twitter under a manipulative English-language post from the Russian Foreign Ministry., in which it was alleged that the supply of American anti-tank missile systems Javelin to Ukraine will not contribute to peace in Donbass.
In comments under this post, InformNapalm volunteers provided dozens of English-language links to databases, photos and video testimonies on the detection of Russian tanks and other weapons and equipment in the Donbass, and the identification of entire units of the Russian Armed Forces active in the war against Ukraine. Despite the appeal of InformNapalm volunteers to the Twitter support service and numerous open appeals on Twitter from diplomats and foreign experts, as of July 9, the accounts were not unblocked.