Dr Rhys Crilley is a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Global Media and Communication at The Open University, UK, where he works on the AHRC-funded ‘Reframing Russia’ project. His research explores the intersections of social media and global politics with a specific interest in war and legitimacy. Rhys has published several journal articles and book chapters. He is currently working on writing his first monograph on the legitimation of war on social media. He tweets at @rhyscrilley.