Ben Coates: “The war in Ukraine is being covered on social media on a scale that is astonishing”

From a story on by Ben Coates headlined “War in the palm of your hand”:

About two weeks ago, an astonishing video from Ukraine appeared online. Russia hadn’t yet invaded at that point, but the video purported to show war breaking out in dramatic fashion. A fighter jet looped low over a town on an inky blue night and fired a missile at a target on the ground. It exploded in a starburst of orange flame, before a ribbon of pinkish, laser-like projectiles chased the plane away across the sky.