Disinfo: RT is gaining popularity, CNN loses its audience

Summary

Russia Today TV channel enjoys greater trust in the Western society than other mainstream Western TV channels. Whereas RT’s popularity increases, CNN loses its audience.

Disproof

No evidence supporting this claim given. In the ranking of the most watched TV networks in the US, Russia Today is not among the first 113: bit.ly/2aAMQHR,

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue51
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 07/12/2016
  • Language/target audience: Georgian
  • Country: Russia
  • Keywords: West, CNN, The West, RT

Disclaimer

Cases in the EUvsDisinfo database focus on messages in the international information space that are identified as providing a partial, distorted, or false depiction of reality and spread key pro-Kremlin messages. This does not necessarily imply, however, that a given outlet is linked to the Kremlin or editorially pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. EUvsDisinfo publications do not represent an official EU position, as the information and opinions expressed are based on media reporting and analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force.

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Head of OSCE mission in Ukraine stops reports on Ukrainian violations of the Minsk agreement

Members of the OSCE mission in Ukraine write a lot about the Ukrainians breaching the terms of the Minsk Agreement, but these reports are stopped by the Head of Mission.

Disproof

OSCE mission’s reports available on the OSCE website conclude that both sides breach the Minsk Treaty, however, it is mainly the self-proclaimed republics that refuse to grant the OSCE full access to the areas controlled by them.