How tech responded to Russia — and what happens next
Issie Lapowsky joins the show to discuss how Meta, Twitter, YouTube and other platforms have responded to the war in Ukraine, and why their response is so much stronger than in the past. Then, Janko Roettgers dives into the rise and fall of RT, and why so many platforms banned the channel. Finally, Nick Statt explains how video games ended up so important to this crisis — along with a brief diversion into Amazon’s gaming strategy, which finally seems to be working.
For more on the topics in this episode:
- Issie Lapowsky on Twitter
- Russia’s playing chicken with Facebook
- Twitter and Meta rush to protect user accounts in Ukraine
- Meta rolls out encrypted Instagram DMs in Russia and Ukraine
- Janko Roettgers on Twitter
- Accused of spreading propaganda, RT gets deplatformed
- RT America is closing down following worldwide backlash
- Nick Statt on Twitter
- Twitch takes aim at anti-vaxxers, Russian propaganda and QAnon
- Amazon's Luna cloud gaming service opens its doors
- EA is scrubbing Russian teams from its FIFA and hockey games
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