Disinfo: RT leads among TV news channels on YouTube with 5 billion views

Summary

RT has reached 5 billion views on YouTube, maintaining its undisputed leadership among international news networks, far surpassing the total number of views for BBC, CNN, Al Jazeera and Euronews.

Disproof

According to the Socialblade.com, as of August 31, 2017, Russia Today (RT) had 2,091,661,439 video views on YouTube. It ranks number 388 on video views. BBC has 4,088,457,605 views that gives it 140th place on video view rank. socialblade.com/youtube/user/russiatoday, All the different Russia Today's channels on YouTube have altogether 4,65 billion views, whereas BBC 7,3 billion views. Further debunking: theins.ru/antifake/69974,

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  • Reported in: Issue 79
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 06/09/2017
  • Outlet language(s) English
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Russia
  • Keywords: Euronews, Russia Today (RT), Al Jazeera, CNN, BBC
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Disproof

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Disproof

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US openly instructs Moldovan democrats what to do with Russian-language media in Moldova

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Disproof

Sergey Sirbu says he hasn’t received such letter and USAID Moldova stated that the letter is fake. The letter was spread on social media and it contains stylistic mistakes and punctuation errors. www.facebook.com/USAIDMoldova/posts/1701016686576386, Further debunking: api.md/news/view/ro-fals-usaid-i-a-expediat-o-scrisoare-deputatului-democrat-serghei-sirbu-1646,