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Ukraine war

Major Twitter accounts reporting on Ukraine blocked

Social media company blames 'human error' but others suspect Russian involvement

A military vehicle on the outskirts of the city of Donetsk on Feb. 23.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Some Twitter accounts that report on the situation in Ukraine with videos and photos showing Russian military operations on the ground have been frozen, Nikkei has learned.

"Why are OSINT accounts being muted?" @COUPSURE, which studies open-source information, wrote on Twitter on Wednesday. OSINT stands for "open source intelligence," and it is made up of a group of private-sector volunteers and other organizations that collect satellite imagery and other data.

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