The war on Ukraine is not only fought on the ground—cyberspace has become an important battlefield for winning ‘heart and minds’.
In the context of armed conflict, memes turn from innocent and funny images into propagandic devices. The use of memes has for over a decade become an effective instrument of war, for example as employed by ISIS.
In Russia’s war on Ukraine, internet warriors on both sides have taken the propaganda war to social media platforms like Twitter to win the narrative.
Against that backdrop, this panel will explore memetic warfare and how is it used.