One of the strange new battlegrounds in modern warfare is cyberspace. Ukrainian officials asked for all Russian domains to be disconnected from the internet. Russia is doing the same, blocking Facebook and Twitter and cracking down on media outlets that deviate from the government’s approved reporting. Cryptocurrency exchanges were also asked to block Russian accounts.
But CEO of Gab, Andrew Torba wrote a blog piece warning against “deplatforming a nation state.” Elon Musk apologized for being a “free speech absolutist” and said he wouldn’t shut down Russian media from using his satellite internet systems.
Given that both governments have been engaging in propaganda, that makes some sense. As Rev. Fisk tweeted recently, it’s hard to know what’s going on when everyone is lying. For now, we know that Russian leaders are corrupt and Ukrainian leaders are corrupt but our own ruling class are also compromised (here and here) too. As Doug Wilson recently quipped on his podcast “It’s a pity they can’t all lose.”