"Russell Edward Brand is an English comedian, actor, radio host and YouTuber."
He is a big conspiracy theorist either because it is the very definition of click-bait, or it is click bait because many people are naturally conspiracy theorists. You can decide which is more true on your own.
"Is the British comedian Russell Brand becoming an alt-right influencer? "
"or is he simply catering to YouTube’s almighty, unknowable algorithm?"
That's the thing. It can be hard to tell.
But let's take Brand's dismissive analysis of "Russiagate"? Is it possible that he, a comedian, is better informed than everyone else and therefore we should be using him as a new source? (This is the equivalent of asking Jah Rule for his opinion about the current state of medicine).
Or is it possible that what I said before about Russian trolls and sockpuppets was true and that the propaganda this creates, on a large scale, because of planting it on thousands of different websites, creates an echo chamber in which ONLY the propaganda survives and influences people because of where it is and because of how much it is repeated?
Seth Abramson's Twitter Page
quote: I've been interviewed by Russell Brand. I think Brand is generally smart and well-intended. I’m also certain that the sum total of his knowledge about the Trump-Russia scandal is dogshit.
All that’s happened here is that Glenn Greenwald found another mark for his disinformation.
This is the intended purpose of disinformation. I've seen the automatic russian troll bots on youtube before. And I've dealt with actual human sockpuppets. This is the goal. They push pro-Russian propaganda out there like a marketing company selling chicken sandwiches. They want you to absorb it from non-credible sources like actors, comedians, radio show hosts, Tucker Carlson, etc. These people do not know they're compromised. That's the point and that's what makes it so effective.
People spread misinformation not knowing that it is disinformation.