The Bunker Group
Well it happen even to Western online forums. Off course western media will potrait differently. However if that thinking shown consistently on multiple forums and telegrams (you have to see the replies too), then it can shown somewhat indicator on their public opinion. Russian telegrams so far eventough full of nationalistic bias (like Chinese weibos), do shown somewhere independent opinion.Online forums to assess" public thinking"? does this forum represent public thinking? online forums are easily influenced by paid organisations to express a viewpoint on behalf of governments another form of propaganda
Just like Russian telegrams, Chinese Weibos also can be seen as somewhat public indicators. Ironic when some western media potraits the opposition or disgruntled chinese and russian forums as independent true people voices. While the pro nationalists ones as government stooges.