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"Belarus" is the Leading Narrative in the Kudzu US Media Module

May 24, 2021LeAnne Gault

Since Sunday, Belarus has emerged as a leading narrative among the U.S. media. Almost all unique narratives associated with Belarus are related to opposition journalist Roman Protasevich who was arrested after Belarusian authorities forced the diversion of his Ryanair flight to Minsk. Leading conversation trends include Ryanair flightRoman Protasevichfighter jetEuropean Union, and bomb threat. Additionally, a number of these unique narratives discussed the ongoing press freedom crisis and dissident crackdown in Belarus. Overall, 82 sources have amplified more than 100 unique narratives on the topic with the leading amplifiers including ReutersBloomberg, and the New York Times.

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Every hour, the Kudzu US Media Module analyzes website feeds, Twitter accounts, and YouTube channels of major U.S. media outlets, editors, and reporters to provide analytical insights into key trends and narrative frameworks.

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