Credible? Biased NewsGuard OKs 7 Non-Autocratic State Media Outlets

March 9th, 2022 3:49 PM

Does biased NewsGuard automatically favor state-affiliated media? The liberal online “credibility” arbiter gave seven traditionally non-autocratic state-affiliated media outlets around the world an average score of 98.6/100.

NewsBusters Podcast: Putin’s Simpletons at RT Bite the Dust

March 7th, 2022 9:59 PM

NewsBusters deputy managing editor Nick “Night Train” Fondacaro and I began our week of guest hosting the NewsBusters podcast by highlighting the downfall of Kremlin-funded RT and why no one should be shedding tears. We also discussed where the liberal media have failed (hint: it has to do with energy) and succeeded in reminding people of what honest journalism should look like.

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FLASHBACK: Walters Derided RT Anchor Who Resigned to Protest Putin

March 5th, 2022 12:15 PM

The propaganda network RT this week suffered a mortal blow when DirectTV FINALLY dropped the outlet known for offering pro-Putin lies and ridiculous spin. On Thursday, CNN explained that “RT America will cease productions and lay off most of its staff.” It was eight years ago today that one journalist bravely resigned from RT to protest the network’s Putin propaganda in the wake of the (…

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BREAKING: Russia Today 'Ceasing Production,' to 'Layoff' All Staff

March 3rd, 2022 5:25 PM

Following DirectTV’s pledge and execution on dropping the state-funded “news” station earlier this week, Russia Today (RT) told staff that they would experience a “permanent” “layoff” as the network “ceasing production” in a couple of months. That, according to CNN media beat writer Oliver Darcy, who obtained an internal memo announcing the move to staff.

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CensorTrack with TR: Dictators Allowed, Ukrainian Solidarity Censored

March 2nd, 2022 3:30 PM

It’s Episode 27 of CensorTrack with TR. This week we talked about how Big Tech is blocking posts that report on the Russia/Ukraine conflict and censoring content that stands in solidarity with the Ukrainian people … all while allowing the murderous President of Russia to post freely online.

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Relive the Last Moments of Putin’s Stoogefest as DirecTV Axes RT

March 1st, 2022 7:27 PM

As MRC’s Free Speech America noted Tuesday afternoon, DirecTV yanked RT America off its airwaves due to its role as Russian dictator Vladimir Putin’s personal mouthpiece in the U.S. as he wages war against the innocent people of Ukraine. And, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern, they made good on their promise, roughly 45 minutes after Axios’s Sara Fischer broke the news.

DirecTV Drops Russia’s RT America — Months After Refusal to Renew OAN

March 1st, 2022 4:20 PM

DirecTV dropped Russian propaganda outlet RT America on Tuesday as a belated response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. DirecTV absurdly refused to renew One America News Network earlier this year while RT’s programming was only suspended after Russia invaded Ukraine.

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TOP FIVE Lies, Spin and Propaganda Claims from Russian Mouthpiece RT

March 1st, 2022 1:37 PM

On Tuesday morning, the news broke: DirectTV was FINALLY dropping Russian propaganda outfit RT (formerly known as Russia Today). With that, we ask: what took so long? During the invasion of Ukraine, the network has been spewing a steady stream of lies that blame the Ukrainian people for being invaded, ridiculous spin about saving the country from phantom Nazis and other falsehoods.…

Editor’s Pick: Blaze on RT-Owned Host Whining About State Media Label

March 1st, 2022 10:52 AM

On Monday, TheBlaze writer Carlos Garcia reported: “A media reporter who works for Russian state-owned media angrily denounced Twitter for adding a label proclaiming the affiliation to her tweets, and she saw swift backlash online.” He proceeded to highlight how the host was dragged on the social media platform for complaining about the accurate label.

Big Tech Allows Russia Accounts to Have 38.7M Followers — Banned Trump

February 28th, 2022 5:14 PM

Russian state-affiliated accounts on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube are still allowed to influence their approximately 38.7 million followers even as Russia attacks Ukraine.

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NewsNation Exposes ‘Astonishing,’ ‘Truly Cuckoo’ Channel Russia Today

February 28th, 2022 3:09 PM

Thursday night on NewsNation, primetime host Dan Abrams pulled back the curtain on the abject sham and disgustingly pro-Kremlin RT, a so-called news outlet that’s spent 17 years spewing Russian propaganda and doing Vladimir Putin’s bidding seeking to expand his influence and splinter the west.

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RT's LIES: Soldiers Surrender, Civilians All 'Neo-Nazi' Fighters

February 28th, 2022 2:48 PM

You may have thought CNN and MSNBC spewed outright lies and falsehoods but with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, they don’t hold a candle to state-controlled RT (Russia Today). On day five of the war, Monday, February 28, RT correspondent Murad Gazdiev made a host of outlandish claims ranging from Ukrainian soldiers surrendering en masse and the civilian defense forces were organizing into “neo-…

Big Tech Allows Russian Propaganda as War Looms, But Banned Trump

January 25th, 2022 9:44 AM

Twitter and Facebook allow Russian state-controlled media to maintain verified accounts even as Russia prepares to invade Ukraine. Both sites ban organizations involved in violence. Meanwhile, former President Donald Trump remains banned from the social media platforms for allegedly encouraging violence.

Facebook Fact-Check Gatekeeper Was Partisan Clinton Supporter: Report

December 15th, 2020 5:10 PM

Facebook has said that its fact-checkers are selected and certified through a so-called “non-partisan” organization. That’s not true. It was recently revealed that a prominent staffer is openly biased and supports former Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.