How can one efficiently find primary sources of propaganda in order to research it?

The Politicus
Mar 20, 2022 04:20 AM 0 Answers
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Global affairs analyst Susan Glasser encourages studying Putin's ~17 March 2022 speech in its entirety:

It's really gone in the other direction. Rather than oligarchs having a say over Vladimir Putin, he seems to have put more and more power onto himself personally. (Putin's) speech was absolutely chilling. I would recommend to anyone to listen to a translation of that, it's almost Stalinist in his promise of a new purge inside Russia.

I tried this advice to find a full, unedited version, but...

Search engines make it hard to find

Obvious YouTube searches like this:

putin speech full after:2022-03-16 before:2022-03-18

and google searches such as this:

putin speech full after:2022-03-16 before:2022-03-18

don't provide the full speech. Probably to avoid spreading it.

Western media also avoids spreading it

Western media outlets also don't provide a full version (that I could find) - they're probably also reluctant to spread mis/dis information. This video suggests:

(the) speech was not mentioned in many places, especially in the media in the UK


Although I'm trying to find a particular speech unedited and in full (with English subtitles), this is a good opportunity to learn how to research propaganda more generally. Hence I hope for a general solution (i.e. search tools, methods) that will allow me to find and research other speeches, advertisements, interviews and materials that contain or are considered to be propaganda, misinformation, or disinformation, which might otherwise be hard to find (i.e. through traditional means).

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