Bloomberg: Ukraine Urges Musk’s Starlink to Keep Helping Alongside Weapons

With Russia’s invasion entering its fourth month, sustaining the fight will require not only more weapons but also that billionaire Elon Musk keep facilitating access to high-speed broadband internet, Ukraine’s information minister said.

  • The SpaceX founder has provided over 12,000 Starlink dishes to Ukraine so far, Mykhailo Fedorov, the minister for digital transformation, said in an interview on Monday on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos. Those terminals are proving crucial in supporting infrastructure across Ukraine as it wages its own information war on social media against Russia.
  • In cryptocurrency alone, Ukraine has received over $70 million in aid, he said, although he noted the flow was a little erratic.
  • Fedorov said “direct communication” with Facebook owner Meta Platforms has improved and the company is doing more to delete questionable content. Ukraine does not have issues with other social media platforms, he said, noting YouTube also deleted over 9,000 disinformation videos.
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