Others, though, knew what was coming and predicted it years ago. Putin, unable to countenance any kind of independence in the former Soviet states, would eventually act. And act he did, with the result being a massive invasion of Ukraine in what could be the early days of a Third World War.
But there’s another war going on at the same time: An Information War.
Social media has been flooded with both disinformation and misinformation. It’s easy for uncertainty to seep into situations such as war and for stories to go viral before it’s revealed that it’s not the entire truth. Then there are scenarios in which bad actors intentionally spread lies or mistruths in order to paint one side as evil and the other as righteous. Or, in the case of the war in Ukraine, to portray the dictatorial Putin as a hero doing battle against nefarious forces of the West.
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