Updated: August 2023
Published: March 2022
How to bypass official propaganda and disinformation.
The Ukraine war is the second major war since the beginning of the mobile internet age (the first one was and is the Syria war). Because of this, even regular citizens can completely bypass traditional news outlets – which on both sides of the war provide almost only propaganda and disinformation – and access on-the-ground war footage and analysis directly and in real-time.
While many US social media platforms and even search engines tend to censor channels that are not compliant with US/NATO war policy, the more decentralized Telegram platform continues to provide reliable access to uncensored war-related content. The following brief overview lists some of the leading English and German channels covering the Ukraine war (18+, may show war deaths).
Channels and Websites
- Ukraine Tracker (850k)
- OSINT Technical (700k)
- War Studies (650k)
- War Monitor (500k)
- Military Land (250k)
Western journalists in Ukraine (Russian side)
- Patrick Lancaster (500k, American journalist)
- Graham Phillips (300k, British journalist) (*)
- Eva K. Bartlett (120k, Canadian journalist)
- Johnny Miller (30k, British journalist)
German channels (both perspectives)
- Neues aus Russland (180k, German journalist) (**)
- Anti-Spiegel (100k, German journalist/website)
- Übersicht Ukraine (35k, German-Russian project)
- Nikita Gerassimow (20k, German researcher)
- Julian Roepcke (165k, BILD journalist)
- South Front (videos and maps) (***)
- Live Ukraine Map (live interactive map)
- War on Fakes (Russian perspective)
- Institute for the Study of War (US perspective)
- Massacre Marketing Monitor (massacre analysis)
War casualties (caution: 18+)
(*) Sanctioned by Britain; (**) Sanctioned by Germany; (***) Sanctioned by the US.
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