Happenstance: Utilizing Semantic Search to Track Russian State Media Narratives about the Russo-Ukrainian War On Reddit
Talk, Mechanisms of Domination?: State Sponsored Information and Media Ecosystems at 119th American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA
In this work, we study the most prominent disinformation narratives being touted by the Russian government to English-speaking audiences. To do this we perform topic analysis using the large-language model MPNet on articles published by nine different Russian disinformation websites and the new Russian “fact-checking” website waronfakes.com. We then map Reddit comments to the topics being promoted by these disinformation websites.