Politics

UK crashes with Russian Media- RT News

London accused RT of spreading “dangerous nonsense” amid Moscow’s military campaign in Ukraine.

As the war crisis in Ukraine continues, there have been a lot of speculations surrounding the case as Russia blames the West and the US pushing for NATO’s agenda in Ukraine which has posed a s a threat to Russia. With different media outlets, reports on the real cause and current situation in Ukraine has invited a lot of interests.

Breaking News

The UK is forcing social media, internet service providers and app stores to block content from state-sponsored Russian media outlets – RT and Sputnik news agency. “For too long RT and Sputnik have churned out dangerous nonsense dressed up as serious news to justify Putin’s invasion of Ukraine,” Tech and Digital Economy Minister Chris Philp said on Wednesday.

“These outlets have already been booted off the airwaves in Britain and we’ve barred anyone from doing business with them. Now we’ve moved to pull the plug on their websites, social media accounts and apps to further stop the spread of their lies.”

In March, Britain’s media regulator, Ofcom, revoked RT’s broadcasting license. The EU decided to ban RT from broadcasting the same month. RT Deputy Editor-in-Chief Anna Belkina said at the time that Ofcom revoked the license for “purely political reasons tied directly to the situation in Ukraine.” She said that the regulator “falsely judged RT to not be ‘fit and proper’ and in doing so robbed the UK public of access to information.”

The UK also blacklisted the All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company (VGTRK), which operates Russia-1 and Russia-24 TV channels, among others. The UK government’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) accused the broadcaster of playing “a key role in justifying Putin’s aggression against Ukraine.”

Sanctions were also imposed on InfoRos and the SouthFront news websites. The FCDO accused them of spreading “destabilizing disinformation.”

Read more

Related posts
PoliticsWorld

Biden labels China’s Xi a ‘dictator’

The jab comes just one day after America’s top diplomat concluded a rare visit to the People’s…
Read more
AfricaPolitics

Service chiefs in Nigerian forced into retirement by the president

Bola Tinubu has demanded the immediate retirement of all service chiefs, including the police…
Read more
AfricaPolitics

Zambian politicuan tells RT that Africa won't allow West to exploit it

African nations want to be treated as equals, the chairwoman of the Zambian Socialist party…
Read more

Sign up for Africa Insider’s Daily Digest and get the best of  news, tailored for you.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

150%
Politics

Both Putin and Zelensky are to blame for the Ukrainian Crisis, claims Lula-RT News

Worth reading...