Tracking a Year of Tucker Carlson on Russian TV

Until his departure from Fox News last month, Tucker Carlson was a regular fixture on Russian television news, with clips from his show played across a range of channels and programs. To understand just how extensively his show was repurposed by Russian media, facial recognition technology was used to scan a year of Belarusian, Russian and Ukrainian television news totaling more than a quarter-billion seconds of airtime to identify every appearance of his face across seven major channels. Carlson’s visage appeared nearly 27 hours in all, with one major Russian television show excerpting his Fox show in more than a quarter of all broadcasts since the invasion of Ukraine. What can we learn about how Russian television has used these clips?

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