4 Feb, 2022 13:10
Zelensky’s ‘army’ of bots: Part 4

‘Bukvy’ continues to publish investigative materials about how government officials and their surrogates use fake accounts to promote narratives on Facebook.

23 Jan, 2022 11:46
‘Diya’ personal data leak: Ukraine’s Digital Transformation Ministry called out over social media manipulation and use of bots

The  Digital Transofrmation Ministry led by Mykhaylo Fedorov is swept up in a new controversy over allegations it may have used bots  and fake accounts for a dubious social media c ...

18 Dec, 2021 11:41
‘European Solidarity’ MP gets blocked on Facebook after criticism of Rada TV spending

Opposition MP bemoans blocked Facebook account, alleges revenge of Zelensky officials for criticism over state TV spending

18 Nov, 2021 18:59
Judge in Western Ukraine summons Facebook CEO Mark Zukerberg over a local libel case

Court testimony looms for Facebook CEO in a lawsuit between two feuding politicians in a small Ukrainian town.

16 Sep, 2021 18:54
Political advertising, social media and FBI

Ratings are a capricious thing that needs constant attention and support. It is especially difficult to to create the semblance of ‘people’s love and approval’ in social networks, where one person can sometimes appear in dozens of avatars, names and accounts. Moreover, the attempts to use bot farms attract the attention not of a potential voter, but of law enforcement officers.

15 Sep, 2021 19:53
‘Likes’ from all the king’s men: how Facebook groups inflate Zelensky’s popularity

'Bukvy' have looked at feeds and pages of Zelensky's supporters to see how his social media campaign and messaging have changed after a network of fake accounts and compomised Public groups affiliated with his officials were removed by Facebook earlier this year.

12 Jul, 2021 21:29
‘Considering processes’, Ukraine’s top official admits seeking ways to block critics on Facebook

Security and Defence Council seeks ways to counter criticism of Ukraine’s government on social media,  admits Oleksiy Danylov