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· June, 2015

Stories about Ukraine from June, 2015

Hashtags and User Networks in the Putin-Poroshenko Twitter Chatter

Network graphs reveal the associations between individual Twitter users in Russia and Ukraine and the hashtags they include in their tweets about presidents Putin and Poroshenko.

The Man Who Supported Ostriches and Other Viral Adventures of Viktor Yanukovych

Did Viktor Yanukovych really just happen to live in a private zoo owned by someone else? And what's the deal with those ostriches? Social media users explain.

A Picture Worth a Thousand Russian Expletives

Last week, eight of the most prominent journalists working in Russia posed for a controversial group photo with the former leader of Donetsk's separatists. Here's what happened.

Self-Proclaimed ‘Donetsk People's Republic’ Now Has an Internet Blacklist

A new law in the rebel eastern Ukraine state instituting a blacklist for webpages with content "prohibited in the republic" seems to be targeting Ukrainian media websites.

Twitter Discourse Around Putin and Poroshenko in Ukraine and Russia

In a new installment of our citizen-media data-analysis project, All The Presidents' Tweets, we use word clouds to visualize the Russian and Ukrainian discourse around Putin and Poroshenko on Twitter.

Speculation Flares Online as Huge Fuel Depot Fire Burns Near Kyiv

As firefighters battle a massive fuel depot fire near Kyiv, Ukrainians have been sharing photos of the disaster, conspiracy theories, and survival tips on social media.

Facebook Responds to ‘Stop Political Blocking’ Petition by Russians and Ukrainians

In a statement posted to Change.org on June 8, Thomas Kristensen, Facebook’s director of policy for Eastern Europe and Russia, explained that the social network stands by its moderation policies

How Ukrainian Activists Are Fighting Corruption in Courts Using YouTube

"Open Court," a group of lawyers and human rights activists, are taking it upon themselves to fight pervasive corruption in the judiciary with online videos, live streams, and legal expertise.

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