Americans, in general, have chosen to “stand with Ukraine”. Most anyone with social media has seen people post show support with performative posts with a blue and yellow theme, or post headlines and videos that may not be credible.
Amidst the confusion, misinformation and action that ends with an Instagram story, many people are left wondering what they can do to make a difference.
Below are links to donation pages and a guide to checking the reliability of your sources.
Where to donate:
- https://www.gofundme.com/f/kyivindependent-launch(Links to an external site.) – This link takes you to a GoFundMe page where your donation goes to help the Kyiv Independent, a trusted news source working on the ground in Ukraine.
- https://www.care.org/(Links to an external site.) – Donating on this page supports Care, an international humanitarian organization. The money donated on their page will go to providing basics like food and water.
- https://bank.gov.ua/en/news/all/natsionalniy-bank-vidkriv-spetsrahunok-dlya-zboru-koshtiv-na-potrebi-armiyi(Links to an external site.) – The National Bank of Ukraine has set up this account where people anywhere can donate to support the country’s armed forces.
- If you’re looking for some other ways to donate, the Washington Post offers information and links to other donation opportunities. Check out their article here- https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/02/27/how-to-help-ukraine/(Links to an external site.)
How to avoid misinformation:
- Always check your sources; Some news sources have bias that you may not be aware of. This link will take you to a chart showing the bias of several different sources. https://bigthink.com/the-present/media-bias-chart/(Links to an external site.)
- Get information from multiple sources; bias is everywhere, so to get the clearest picture, look for the underlying truths in all articles.