Tag Archives: Sputnik

Twitter Bans Ads From Kremlin Media Outlets

Politico reports: Twitter said Thursday it’s dropping all ads from Kremlin-funded English-language media outlets RT and Sputnik, as the company prepares to face lawmakers next week over Russian use of social media to interfere with the 2016 election. “This decision was based on the retrospective work we’ve been doing around the 2016 U.S. election and the U.S. intelligence community’s conclusion …

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REPORT: How Homocon Matt Drudge Became A Pipeline For Russian State News Outlets And Propaganda

Media Matters today published an extensive examination of homocon Matt Drudge’s affinity for Russian state news outlets and propaganda. An excerpt: Drudge has for years used his site as a web traffic pipeline for Russian propaganda sites, directing his massive audience to nearly 400 stories from RT.com and fellow Russian-government-run English-language news sites SputnikNews.com and TASS.com since the beginning of …

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FBI Investigates Russian State News Agency As Part Of Pro-Trump “Influence Campaign” During 2016 Election

Yahoo News reports: The FBI recently questioned a former White House correspondent for Sputnik, the Russian-government-funded news agency, as part of an investigation into whether it is acting as an undeclared propaganda arm of the Kremlin in violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). As part of the probe, Yahoo News has learned, the bureau has obtained a thumb …

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Russian State Outlet Denied Congressional Press Pass

Politico reports: The Congressional Periodical Press Gallery committee has denied Sputnik, a Russian state-owned news website, a permanent congressional press pass. Sputnik has the opportunity to appeal the decision, said Senate Periodical Press Gallery Director Justin Wilson. According to the gallery rules members must not “act as an agent for, or be employed by the Federal, or any State, local …

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Ex-Breitbart Writer Joins Russian Propaganda Outlet

The Hill reports: A former Breitbart News reporter who quit the alt-right publication in protest plans to launch a radio show for Sputnik, a Russian propaganda network. “I’m on the Russian payroll now, when you work at Sputnik you’re being paid by the Russians,” Lee Stranahan, who served as a Breitbart investigative reporter, told The Atlantic. “That’s what it is. …

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