As we watch the horrible events unfold in Ukraine, I would like to mention the critical importance of legitimate and trusted journalism, now more than ever.
As we have all seen, social media has become a powerful channel for the mass distribution of misinformation and propaganda. The work that all of us are doing here at Viafoura is directly and meaningfully contributing to media organizations’ ability to maintain high journalistic standards, and to build sustainable businesses that allow their vital work to continue.
The need for people to find trusted and untainted sources for information is only going to increase during events like these, and I am proud that we are a part of the ecosystem that bolsters this important work.
I am also proud of our company’s decision, with the full backing of our board of directors, to refuse customers that spread extremism, misinformation, hate, and propaganda.