People Are Turning to TikTok and YouTube For ‘Authentic’ First-Hand Accounts of Ukrainians Fleeing Conflict and Life During Wartime

Travel vlogger Johnny Jen has lived all over the world. Scrolling through his YouTube timeline, you’ll see videos of him on a party bus in Lithuania, relaxing on a beach in Turkey, and climbing mountains in Sri Lanka. But a few weeks ago, Jen’s vlogs began to document his chaotic and dangerous journey fleeing Ukraine on a train.  picture alliance | Getty Images Originally from San Diego, California, Jen had been living in Ukraine for almost a year, making videos as he explored the country’s