Ukraine Is the First War of the Modern-Day Web

From a Washington Post column by Molly Roberts headlined “Ukraine is a war of modern-day Web”:

For millions of Americans, Ukraine is the first war of the modern-day Web.

Let’s say the Civil War was the first photography war; World War II the first war of radio. That Vietnam was the first TV war is practically axiomatic: Dispatches of the massacre in My Lai streamed into American living rooms. The weapon of narrative control was wrested out of the state’s hands, and viewers started to associate combat less with glory than with gore.