If you've been following the situation in Ukraine, you may have noticed that there are two competing narratives -- essentially the Russian/Putin narrative and the Western/NATO narrative. Each side claims that the other is lying, and it seems that the respective residents of each country believe their own leaders/media sources.
One way or another, somebody is waging a massive propaganda campaign to present their own story. Should we take this on?
If so, there will be a whole slew of questions that I could bring up (Were Russian speakers fleeing Ukraine? Were neo-Nazis running rampant? Were the "little green men" actually Russian soldiers?)
Before getting into this, I wanted to run it by the community. My instinct is to go ahead, but I see the following problems that may arise:
- This is a somewhat current event. But there has been time for the dust to settle, and we can handle current events.
- This is a heated issue and could attract professional propagandists, or even cyberattacks (but we probably aren't high profile enough)
- Much of the relevant information will be secret or suppressed.
- The dispute extends to the legitimacy of different news sources.
Is this too big, or should we be ambitious?