Contents tagged with Russia Today

  • Macron's team accuses Russia of interfering with their presidential campaign in France

    According to Le Parisien, French Presidential Candidate Emmanuel Macron’s campaign team is concerned that their candidate has become the target of fake news and misinformation by the Russian Federation, which is interfering with their election campaign."Today we have to look at the facts. The main mass media of Russia, Russia Today and Sputnik, which are state-operated, have been disseminating false information [about Macron]. Then, the news is being repeated and quoted and it affects our …

  • James Clapper: The Russia Today TV channel is directed against the United States

    The U.S. National Intelligence Director, James Clapper, said he was "deeply concerned" about the activity of the Russia Today television channel, which, in his opinion, is directed against the United States, as stated during a Senate hearing on foreign cyber threats.

    "As for the RT, it is well supported and financed by the Russian government. It is very actively promoting a particular point of view, disparaging our system, accusing the USA of hypocrisy regarding human rights and so forth," …

  • The UK has frozen all of Russia Today accounts

    The Editor-in-Chief of Russia Today, Margarita Simonyan, tweeted on her Twitter page that all accounts of the multilingual Russia Today TV Company have been blocked in the UK.

    “All of our accounts have been blocked in the UK. The decision should be subject to review. Long live freedom of speech,” she tweeted.

    As previously reported, an investigation into the case against the Kremlin’s English language Russia Today TV Channel, which published inaccurate information about a gas production …

  • The Times: Investigation into Russia Today has been initiated in Great Britain

    A recent story on the Russia Today channel about an energy company allegedly disposing of toxic waste on the coasts of Africa has caused an investigation to be initiated against the Russian TV channel on the suspicion that the channel provides false information.

    On September 13th, The Times announced that the channel will be checked for adherence to the principles of objectivity and impartiality. The reason for the investigation was a story on the channel about the British energy company …

  • The founder of 'Russia Today' found dead in Washington

    The Russian embassy in Washington has confirmed that the person found dead in the hotel room in the center of USA capital is indeed Michael Lesin. Lesin had been staying at Hotel Dupont when he was found Thursday, according to ABC News.From 1999 to 2004, Lesin served as Russia's Minister of Press, Television and Radio, and also a media advisor to the Russian President.From 2013 to 2014 Lesin was the head of the media holding "Gazprom-Media," the state-controlled media giant.Lesin is credited …