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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Russian President Vladimir Putin told the virtual "Davos Agenda" conference on Wednesday that recent events in the U.S. had underscored the danger of "public discontent" combined with "modern technology."

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...What he's saying: Putin said growing inequality and "systemic socio-economic problems" were "splitting the society," adding: "This pressure shows through even in those countries which seem to possess well-established civic and democratic institutions."

- He said Big Tech firms had established monopolies, and questioned whether their services were serving "the public interest" or further contributing to the divide.

- "We have seen all of this quite recently in the United States, and everybody understands quite well what I'm talking about," he said....


That's quite rich coming from Pres Putin, since his agencies for years have been planting divisive comments on United States social media to divide the US against itself.

It sounds more like he is just gloating about the success against the United States of his tactics.

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-01-27 12:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

He must not be getting his cut from tech companies in his country.

I saw an average Russian guy kind of youtube vlog the other day and he offhandedly called Vlad, "Imperator Putin".

Which name it turns out has it's own Facebook page, lol. Maybe that's why he's mad at big tech.

#2 | Posted by Corky at 2021-01-27 11:43 PM | Reply

He's a totalitarian. Of course he's going to attack the media for cracking down on people like him and supporters of people like him.

#3 | Posted by hamburglar at 2021-01-28 06:05 AM | Reply

Well, considering how much Russia has benefited from Biden's first week in office, I assume we will be hearing a lot more from Putin now. I support Biden but like every other POTUS, you have to accept the good AND bad of your decisions.

#4 | Posted by humtake at 2021-01-28 12:15 PM | Reply

#2 | Posted by Corky

He gets his cut from everyone in his country or he controls them. Well I guess he controls them anyhow... You don't get to be the worlds wealthiest man while on a government official's salary.

#5 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2021-01-28 01:09 PM | Reply

I would suspect that Putin has observation and injection tools already in place, government contractors and willing participants aplenty. Youtube still hasn't recommended the billion dollar palace video Navalny released upon his arrest.

From what I've seen it's tastelessly overdone, gaudy hardly touches the Trump-like flavor. Then again, years ago considering how Manafort would look in ostrich jeans made me realize they have no actual self-awareness.

#6 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2021-01-28 05:42 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Besides which - /k is filled with Russians. Putin warns to "control" something he already influences.

#7 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2021-01-28 05:44 PM | Reply

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