It has been decided that Stack Exchange Q&A access will not be restricted in Russia.
Given that, what will Stack Exchange be doing to show support for the people of Ukraine?
Clearly, all geopolitical events have their backstories and complexities, and every member of a global community has a right to their own perspective on every event. Nevertheless, even if you agree with whatever aim Putin is trying to achieve by the current invasion , you would need to be a particularly enthusiastic fan of "the end justifying the means" to be able to justify the bloodshed and turmoil that ordinary civilians in Ukraine are suffering. Put more bluntly,
- What Putin is doing is wrong and is causing immense suffering
- The conflict has the potential to affect the lives of most of us here on SE
- There is a question of information freedom - citizens in Russia are reportedly seeing their media's ability to report fully on the conflict being challenged*
Given that last point, and the fact that Stack Exchange Q&A access will not be restricted in Russia states that "Stack Exchange is founded on the principle that open information access helps keep the world safe", what will SE be doing to raise awareness of what is happening in Ukraine and show solidarity with its citizens and those directly affected by the invasion?
*If anyone in Russia would like to tell me otherwise, I'm all ears!