‘I’ll Stand on the Side of Russia’: Pro-Putin Sentiment Spreads Online – The New York Times

‘I’ll Stand on the Side of Russia’: Pro-Putin Sentiment Spreads Online

‘I’ll Stand on the Side of Russia’: Pro-Putin Sentiment Spreads Online

After marinating in conspiracy theories and Donald J. Trump’s Russia stance, some online discourse about Vladimir Putin has grown more complimentary.

Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/25/technology/russia-supporters.html

Right-wing commentators including Candace Owens, Stew Peters and Joe Oltmann also jumped into the fray online with posts that were favorable to Mr. Putin and that rationalized his actions against Ukraine. “I’ll stand on the side of Russia right now,” Mr. Oltmann, a conservative podcaster, said on his show this week.


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