Elon Musk, urged by Ukraine to provide his Starlink satellite internet to the embattled country, responds later in the day by doing exactly that.
· Feb 26, 2022 · NottheBee.com

This is Elon Musk at his most Elon Muskian.

Mykhailo Fedorov is the Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine. He sounds a bit testy in his tweet, then again when you have the Russian army knocking on your door, you may be forgiven a lack of decorum. Maybe this tweet was not the first time he had asked for the service and he was getting impatient, but it can hardly be as simple as turning on a switch.

The Independent reported on the plea earlier in the day.

Elon Musk has been urged by Ukraine's vice prime minister to provide the embattled country with SpaceX Starlink satellites as Russia continues its attack on the country.

Vladimir Putin's invasion has left parts of the country without internet, while SpaceX has launched thousands of communications satellites to bring broadband to hard to reach areas of the world.

And then Elon delivered because that's just what he does.

With Starlink, Ukrainians will be able to access the Internet and continue to get their story out.

Fedorov was, needless to say, grateful.

Fedorov has been active in asking other tech companies to make their own contributions.

Mr Fedorov has also called on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Netflix and Google to block Russian accounts in response to the invasion.

Facebook, YouTube and Twitter dropped the hammer on Russia.

Facebook and YouTube are blocking Russian state media from running ads on their platforms, while Twitter is suspending all advertising in Ukraine and Russia, as pressure mounts on tech platforms to respond to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Nathaniel Gleicher, head of security policy at Facebook, tweeted on Friday: "We are now prohibiting Russian state media from running ads or monetizing on our platform anywhere in the world."

Okay, maybe not a hammer, but definitely tweezers.

What about Netflix?


U.S. streaming giant Netflix is facing the prospect of being forced to broadcast Kremlin propaganda from as early as next week as part of new obligations in Russia.

On March 1, Netflix will fall under a series of new obligations in Russia after it was added to a register of "audiovisual services" overseen by the country's communications regulator, Roskomnadzor, last year.

Unfortunately, it looks like Russia will retain the ability to binge watch Ozark.

Then again, thanks to Elon, so will Ukraine.

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