Disentangling the Digital Battlefield: How the Internet Has Changed War

UA Support Forces Starlink 01

Journalists have described the invasion of Ukraine as the world’s “first TikTok war,” the most “internet-accessible war in history,” and history’s “most viral” social media war. But this kind of hype tells us only so much about the real impact of digital technology on the current conflict. 

So far, three significant digital trends have emerged from the war in Ukraine. First, technological innovation has helped Ukraine to offset Russia’s conventional military advantage, particularly by increasing the participation of ordinary citizens. Second, as these citizens have become uniquely involved in digital warfighting, the lines between civilian and military actors have blurred.

More News & Insights

Screenshot 2024 06 17 At 1.38.39 PM

BENS Member, Phyllis and Sidney Bresler

United Hatzalah of Israel’s Fifth Annual Gala on June 4 honored BENS members Phyllis and Sidney Bresler and The Schattner Foundation for their significant contributions to supporting United Hatzalah and Israel.

Screenshot 2024 06 17 At 1.38.28 PM

BENS Member, Olga Torres

Recently, DC Member Olga Torres, and her firm received the Prestigious President’s “E” Award (“E-for-Export”) in a ceremony held at the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington DC. The President’s “E”…

Screenshot 2024 06 17 At 1.44.49 PM

Ukraine says it struck SU-57 stealth fighter deep inside Russia

Ukraine on Sunday said its forces hit an ultra-modern Russian warplane stationed on an air base nearly 600 kilometers (370 miles) from the front lines.

Receive BENS news and insights in your inbox.