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Theater Map of Ukraine
July 23, 2014 12:55 PM   Subscribe

"...it's social media that has helped build the public case against Russia" in Ukraine. One example is liveuamap.com, who "gather information from open sources and put it on the [Google] map" using familiar Google Maps markers for a Reds (Pro-Russian) vs Blues (Pro-Ukraine) theater map. Shaded regions indicate the Donetsk People's Republic (DNR; Red), Lugansk People's Republic (LNR; Purple), the MH17 crash site (Yellow), and the MH17 ceasefire zone (green). The posts linked to by each marker include a link to the source via a chain icon at the bottom of the post.
posted by jwells (11 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
Some Russian soldier whose unit was shelling Ukraine apparently posted geotagged pictures and social media posts about it.
posted by Pope Guilty at 1:12 PM on July 23




The Group of Bloggers Unearthing MH17 Intel Quicker Than U.S. Spies

I read the headline, went "Oh, like Brown Moses!", clicked the link, and sure enough...
posted by Pope Guilty at 1:35 PM on July 23 [2 favorites]




In response, Putin has implemented a policy of 'Donetsk, Don't Tell.'
posted by Flashman at 4:59 PM on July 23 [6 favorites]


I wonder how LiveJournal's holding up these days; IIRC, it's owned by a pro-Putin oligarch and all the staff are in Russia. (A traceroute to it from the UK tapers off one hop beyond chicago2.level3.net, so not sure where the servers are.) Is it a viable space for opinions opposing the Putinist orthodoxy?
posted by acb at 6:20 AM on July 24








Street paintings in Moscow (@Liveuamap twitter)
posted by Golden Eternity at 4:37 PM on August 5




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