Tag Archives: Russia Today

Far-Right Platform Gab Hosts Russian State Outlet

Vice News reports: Days after YouTube kicked Kremlin-backed television station Russia Today off its platform, the propaganda network has found a new home on the far-right U.S. social network Gab. Gab CEO Andrew Torba has welcomed RT with open arms, viewing the state-controlled media outlet as a kindred spirit that’s fallen afoul of Big Tech’s censorship, rather than as a …

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Russian State Channel Moves To MAGA-Backed Rumble

The Daily Beast reports: The Russian state-owned news channel RT has found a new host after being dropped by TV distributors to stop the spread of Ukraine invasion propaganda: Rumble, the MAGA ripoff of YouTube. Rumble is a YouTube clone that has been favored by right-wing users of Parler, and it’s previously received investment from pro-Trump venture capitalists Peter Thiel …

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YouTube Geoblocks Russian Channels Across Europe

TechCrunch reports: Google has just announced that YouTube will geoblock the Kremlin-affiliated media outlets Russia Today (RT) and Sputnik in Europe, following pressure from regional lawmakers to choke off Russian war propaganda. YouTube hosts thousands of videos by the two Russian state-affiliated media firms and RT’s own channel marketing claims it’s “the most watched news network on YouTube.” Yesterday Facebook, …

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YouTube And Facebook Demonetize Russian Outlets

Reuters reports: YouTube on Saturday barred Russian state-owned media outlet RT and other Russian channels from receiving money for advertisements that run with their videos, similar to a move by Facebook, after the invasion of Ukraine. Citing “extraordinary circumstances,” YouTube said in a statement that it was “pausing a number of channels’ ability to monetize on YouTube, including several Russian …

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Homocon Rioter Appears On Russian State Media

As the war rages in Ukraine, convicted homocon rioter Brandon Straka thought it would be a great idea to beam into the Russian state media channel’s propaganda outlet in the United States from his home confinement in Nebraska. Watch below as he gets a fawning reception from Russia Today’s “Eat The Press” host and basically denies all the charges that …

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Russia Vows Revenge After Germany Bans State Outlet

The Moscow Times reports: Russia’s foreign ministry on Wednesday said it will take “retaliatory measures” against German media in Russia after RT’s German-language channel was banned by a local regulator. “This step leaves us no choice other than to start implementing retaliatory measures against German media accredited in Russia,” the ministry said in a statement. Germany’s broadcasting regulator on Wednesday …

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Russian Outlet To Applicants: No Anti-Trump Coverage

The New York Post reports: The Russians are coming — and this time they’re looking to recruit US journalists who have lost their jobs because of the coronavirus. RT America, a newsgathering unit of Moscow-based media company RT, is looking to beef up its US staffing ahead of the 2020 election, a flurry of recent job postings shows. Formerly called …

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New Streaming App Is Actually Russian Propaganda

The Daily Beast reports: Russian propagandists have a new trick: Pushing a “news” app that poses as a “free streaming service,” but which is linked directly to the Russian propaganda outlet RT. Of course, the app doesn’t bother to disclose this. Dubbed “Portable.TV,” the new app went live a few months ago, according to its Apple Store history. Billing itself …

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FRANCE: Leading Presidential Candidate Blacklists Russian Propaganda Outlet Amid Hacking Fears

The Daily Beast reports: The man who now stands a very good chance of becoming the next president of France, Emmanuel Macron, is trying to shore up his campaign against Russian influence that might favor his opponent, far-right candidate and Vladimir Putin favorite Marine Le Pen. On Monday, the day after Macron and Le Pen beat nine other candidates to …

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Russia Orders Probe Into US Media In Moscow In Retaliation To Senate Investigation Of Russian Media

USA Today reports: Russia’s parliament has called for an investigation into U.S. media operating in its country in response to what it says are attacks on Russian media in the U.S, particularly state-funded broadcaster RT News. The State Duma, or lower house of parliament, called on its committee on information policy, information technology and communications to conduct an “audit” of …

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Former Top Putin Aide Found Dead In DC Hotel

Mikhail Lesin, media tycoon and former top advisor to Vladimir Putin, was found dead in a Washington DC hotel yesterday. ABC News reports: Lesin, the former head of media affairs for the Russian government who’s been accused of curtailing the country’s press freedoms, had been staying at Hotel Dupont when he was found Thursday, according to officials. It’s unclear why …

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Russia Today Rips NOM, Yehuda Levin

According to Wikipedia, Russia Today is now the second-most watched foreign news network in the United States, behind the BBC. This is a good example why.

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Wisconsin, America’s Egypt?

Russia Today speculates that Wisconsin’s anti-union actions and the resultant protests, which continue to roil the state for the third straight day, may herald a coming Egyptian-style revolution against the wealthy ruling class in America. That’s a bit far-fetched, to say the least, but what’s happening in Wisconsin is riveting. In the clip below, some “small government” Tea Party type …

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Recapping The Values Voters Summit

Russia Today recaps the Values Voters Summit: Despite the fact that America has been plagued with poverty, the Christian right don’t think we should spend all of our time worrying about the less fortunate. Instead they propose that lawmakers move their efforts away from the economy and unemployment, and place “values” at the top of the political agenda. These people …

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Wacko NYC Pastor Gets Global Press

Harlem-based Pastor James David Manning says that President Obama is “pure evil borne of the womb of 16 year-old white girl.” (Obama’s mother was actually 18 when she had him.) He also claims that the Marxists in the black Suburbans are coming to get him for saying so, blah blah blah. I doubt that Pastor Wacko is very well known …

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