UK claims Russian channel RT is tool of Kremlin disinformation
The UK accused Russian news channel RT on Wednesday 23 rd of being a tool of a Kremlin disinformation campaign. Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries expressed concerns that RT would seek to spread “harmful disinformation” about the Russia-Ukraine crisis. Dorries also requested Ofcom, the state media regulator to take action if needed after Russia recognised two rebel regions of eastern Ukraine. Ofcom replied recognising the serious nature of the crisis in Ukraine and expressed that they have been keeping the situation under close review. However, they did not issue a specific response regarding RT. On the other hand, Russian officials claimed that RT is not one-sided propaganda, but rather represents a way for Moscow to compete with the dominance of global media companies based in the United States and Britain.