The Washington Post: The Ukrainian leader who is pushing Silicon Valley to stand up to Russia

Mykhailo Fedorov, Ukrainian youngest cabinet minister – the Ministry of Digital Transformation, who turned a staid government Twitter account into a cannon to shame the world’s biggest tech companies

  • According to his deputy minister, Alex Bornyakov, Fedorov has pressed about 50 companies for aid while his staff has worked behind the scenes with a network of Ukrainian expats and regulators from other countries to get the companies to act. And it’s working:
  • Since Fedorov began tweeting after last week’s Russian invasion, Facebook Meta and YouTube have cracked down on Russian state media, and Google has disabled some features on Google Maps to protect the safety of Ukrainian citizens. And after Fedorov tweeted at Cook on Tuesday, Apple said it would pause all product sales in Russia.

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