Meaning of whataboutery in English:

whataboutery

Pronunciation /ˌwɒtəˈbaʊtəri/

noun

mass nounBritish
  • The technique or practice of responding to an accusation or difficult question by making a counter-accusation or raising a different issue.

    Also called whataboutism

    • ‘all too often, well-intentioned debate descends into whataboutery’

Origin

1970s from the way in which counter-accusations may take the form of questions introduced by ‘What about —?’.