Report finds RT videos are still spreading Ukraine disinformation on YouTube

A report published on Wednesday by a US-based disinformation watchdog called Newsguard found 250 uploads of 50 RT-created videos about the war in Ukraine across over 100 YouTube channels. This issue is problematic because YouTube had banned all Russian state-funded media from its platform globally in March 2022. However, despite the ban, Russia-controlled publications have found their way on to YouTube. Researchers expressed their concern regarding the scale of disinformation being produced by RT despite global efforts to combat its spread.