‘Stalin’ and ‘Save the USA’ trend on Twitter. Has America’s political warfare taken a turn for the absurd?

“Stalin” and “Save the USA” aren’t terms often used together, but on Friday they trended on Twitter neck and neck. Rather than being a plea for a communist intervention, the trends were sparked by the US’ raging political war.

Even during the life and rule of Joseph Stalin, few in the US would have appealed to the Soviet ruler to save their country. Yet, when “Stalin” and “Save the USA” trended alongside each other on Friday, people checking their Twitter feeds would be forgiven for thinking that Americans had turned to radical solutions amid a bitterly contested election and widening political divide.


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