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Audiences believe that RT gives the most truthful information about MH17

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Audiences believe that RT gives the most truthful information about the MH17. According to a Danish research, the RT channel has an exceptional influence on social networks, says The Washington Post.

ukraina.ru/news/20180922/1021218723.html, sputnik-ossetia.ru/world/20180922/7189703.html
web.archive.org/web/20180925090727/https://ukraina.ru/news/20180922/1021218723.html, web.archive.org/web/20180925090756/https://sputnik-ossetia.ru/world/20180922/7189703.html

The research mentioned by The Washington Post is called "State, media and civil society in the information warfare over Ukraine: citizen curators of digital disinformation". It states that RT is the most important profile among the top 50 profiles in the disinformation network. The research does not say that the audience would believe that RT gives the "most truthful information".

Further debunk by Stop Fake.

A recent study made by The Washington Post shows that the RT audience began to be more sceptical towards this channel. For example, 74% of viewers of the RT interview with the suspects in the Skripal poisoning said that the stories were implausible. Some viewers noted that the interview was not convincing and called the RT "fake news".

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Reported in: Issue 119
Date: 22.09.2018
Language: Russian
Country: Russia
Keywords: Russia Today (RT), MH17
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Ukraina.ru Sputnik Osetia
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