Former Fox News anchor – and Russian state media favourite – Tucker Carlson travelled to Russia in early February where he announced he would be interviewing President Vladimir Putin, just two weeks ahead of the second anniversary of Russia’s invasion into Ukraine. Elon Musk, whose platform X has become a home for actors who have been deplatformed elsewhere, agreed to air the interview.
ISD OSINT analyst Elise Thomas has long studied Russian influence campaigns and has observed how Carlson’s divisive rhetoric and conspiratorial tendencies have found a receptive audience in pro-Kremlin media circles. Read her analysis on Russian state media’s fascination with Carlson here.
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