Since Russia began its military invasion of Ukraine on February 24, many accounts have started sharing videos and content about the conflict on Twitter. However, as you can imagine, the social network is a very fertile place for the spread of fake news. Check out a list with reliable sources and also how to create lists and filter relevant information about the conflict.
Why filter content?
Although the Russian invasion of Ukrainian territory is something condemned by most countries, the discussion on geopolitics that involves the countries is too old and complex to be defined by those who do not understand the issues involved.
So it’s important to see who is sharing the material and not take it all for granted. The goal of those who produce fake news is to generate revolt and make the content shared without people thinking.
This article will feature sources that combine experts on the countries involved in the war, recognized media outlets, journalists and other accounts that post content about the conflict in English and Portuguese.
Additionally, learn how to create lists and translate Tweets to organize your content and stay on top of the debate.
People who publish in Portuguese
- Oliver Stuenkel — Professor of International Relations at Fundação Getúlio Vargas
- Mariana Sanches — Journalist, social scientist and correspondent for BBC Brazil in the United States
- Yan Boechat — Journalist — He is in Ukraine covering the conflict
- Tanguy Baghdadi — Professor of International Relations at Veiga de Almeida University
People who publish in English
- The Globe World — O Globo newspaper account focused on international news
- world sheet — Official profile of Mundo da Folha de São Paulo
- Kyiv Post — Ukrainian news portal in existence since 1995
- The Kyiv Independent — Independent journalism website that produces content about Ukraine in English, composed of journalists who disagreed with the editorial line of the Kyiv Post
Organizations and Institutions
- OTAN — North Atlantic Treaty Organization (English account)
- IT Brasil — United Nations Profile in Portuguese
How to create a Twitter list to follow the conflict
Now that you have profile indications to follow and follow information about the war between Russia and Ukraine, it is possible to read the content of these accounts separately from your feed, through the Twitter lists.
The feature allows you to create topic-specific lists and include topic-related accounts. We’ve already explained how to create lists on Twitter and the differences between public and private lists.
The advantage of having a list for the subject is being able to pin them to the home page. That way, it’s easier to see what those accounts are posting, just a gesture away.
How to translate a tweet
As one of the characteristics of Twitter is that it is a fast information exchange network, the platform has developed a Tweet translation feature in partnership with Google and Microsoft, which can be useful to follow information directly from international sources.
To translate a Tweet is simple:
- Click on the desired message in your list or in your feed;
- Then, click on the “Translate Tweet” option that is below the original text of the message.
The feature works for several languages, as you can see in the message from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. If the Tweet cannot be translated automatically, the message “Translate Tweet” will not be displayed.
If you are unable to translate a Tweet, you can still copy the text and do the translation online. In another text, we explain how to use Google Translate if you need help.
It is important to be aware of disinformation campaigns so as not to share lies on the network, as it is everyone’s responsibility.