NewsPutin's interview reaches millions: Dissemination and controversy over Russia's narrative

Putin's interview reaches millions: Dissemination and controversy over Russia's narrative

Putin triumphs. The Kremlin boasts of Carlson's intelligence reach.
Putin triumphs. The Kremlin boasts of Carlson's intelligence reach.
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5:30 AM EST, February 10, 2024

It's important to note that many statements disseminated by the Russian media and government figures might be dubious. Such reports may be part of an informational warfare strategy being employed by Russia.

The extensive interview, spanning over 2 hours, was shared by Carlson on his social media platforms - on platform X (formerly Twitter), and YouTube. It was additionally broadcast by Kremlin propaganda channels.

"The post of Tucker Carlson's interview with Russia's President, Vladimir Putin, has accumulated over 150 million views on the X service within 23 hours of being posted," reported TASS.

The agency also reported that the interview received over 860,000 likes and almost 270,000 shares online.

The report included that the interview with Putin secured over 8 million views on YouTube in less than 24 hours.

Dissecting Putin's narrative and the controversy his interview sparked

So, what topics were raised during the conversation? Carlson's initial question concerned the reasons behind Russia's war with Ukraine. "Do you truly believe the US could attack Russia?" inquired Carlson. Putin responded that he'd never entertained such a notion, hoping to be part of a "serious interview, not a chat show."

25 minutes were spent by Putin presenting his version of historical events. He underscored his long-standing belief that Ukraine is merely an "artificially constituted state," possessing historical solid ties with Russia.

The Russian president also reiterated his claim that the special military operation, more accurately termed invasion, was all about the "de-Nazification of a Ukraine that glorifies Nazi collaborators."

Putin insisted that Ukraine was firm against resolving the conflict and reassured viewers that Russia would not lose the war in Ukraine. "This will never happen. I think those in power in the West are now aware of this," claimed Putin.

Source: TASS/WP News

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