Facebook and Twitter are standing up to Russia’s censorship. The really cute part, though, is that they are standing up for somebody who is a neo-Nazi.
Of course, the right to free speech is sacrosanct, even when we are talking about neo-Nazi speech. But I wish the media didn’t shy away from pointing out that the story prominently features a neo-Nazi.
Putin’s relationship with neo-Nazis has always been bizarre. At first, they hated him for making enormous payouts to the Chechens to keep Chechnya peaceful. Then, they hated him even more for introducing legislation that banned the neo-Nazi hate speech.
After Putin went to war against Ukraine, Russia’s neo-Nazis fell in love with him.
But now that Putin seems to have withdrawn his support for the Russian neo-Nazis fighting in Ukraine, they are starting to hate him all over again.
And the new wave of Putin’s struggle with the dissident Navalny, who happens to have ties to the neo-Nazi movement, begins.
In case, you have no idea who Navalny is, here is my post about him.