Russia Today has “central role” in Moscow’s disinformation war with West


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The Henry Jackson Society today responded to the announcement that Ofcom will be launching seven investigations into RT.

The regulator has raised questions about the impartiality of RT’s news and current affairs programmes following the poisoning of the Skripals.

Dr Andrew Foxall, Director of the Russia and Eurasia Studies Centre at The Henry Jackson Society, said:

“RT is a loosely-disguised arm of the Russian state and, as such, it is ultimately answerable to the Kremlin. That it should repeat the Kremlin’s propaganda should, therefore, come as no surprise.

“Since it started broadcasting in the UK, RT has been found guilty of breaching broadcasting standards on 15 occasions – the majority of which related to Russian foreign policy. It is clear that RT occupies a central role in the disinformation war that Russia is waging on the West.

“It is essential that Ofcom provides a robust and thorough response to RT’s conduct on British airwaves.”


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