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Ukrainians, Russians in NJ Struggle to Find Truth

March 11, 2022 | njspotlightnews.org




As war intensifies, they face a complex web of sources to keep up with the news.


According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau data, as of 2019, there are about 124,814 New Jerseyans who were born in Eastern Europe, many of them in Russia and Ukraine. For many of these residents since the invasion began on Feb. 24, many hours of each day are spent trying to sift through the deluge of news and social media reports coming from not just their homelands, but their hometowns. What they consume, and how they consume it, has become a complex equation that attempts to balance traditional news media, social media, and firsthand accounts — and truth from lies.


NJ SEED: Putin’s vicious attack on Ukraine has economic repercussions on for all, but for nearly 125 thousand NJ residents it has very personal and too often tragic consequences.

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