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RT is classified as "not credible" by CIA-designed web feature

Summary of Disinformation

Browser extension Newsguard, designed by people like the former chief of the CIA, marks in green good news web sites and in red the doubtful ones. RT.com and Sputnik are branded “Not Credible”.


On the advisory board of Newsguard, there is, indeed, one former director of the CIA. The team is composed of dozens of media professionals and media managers of different outlets.

Other organisations have also found RT not living up to standards. The British media regulator, Ofcom, has published their findings on the shortcomings of the credibility of the RT.

Further reading:

Newsguard's Mission Statement

Newsguard's report on RT's ranking

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Reported in: Issue 134
Date: 27.01.2019
Language: French
Country: Russia
Keywords: Russia Today (RT)
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: RT France
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