The Disinformation Station Germany Fears Influence of Russian Propaganda Channel

With RT DE, Moscow wants to provide a platform for corona skeptics, right-wing populists and leftist fans of the Kremlin to destabilize democracy in Germany. Internal emails provide insights into the media organization.
Russian President Vladimir Putin during a visit to RT in Moscow in 2015

Russian President Vladimir Putin during a visit to RT in Moscow in 2015

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DER SPIEGEL 9/2021
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An RT reporter in the town of Marienberg, Germany, in 2017

An RT reporter in the town of Marienberg, Germany, in 2017

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Protesters in Berlin in August 2020: "A significant influence on the formation of public opinion to the detriment of confidence in our democracy."

Protesters in Berlin in August 2020: "A significant influence on the formation of public opinion to the detriment of confidence in our democracy."

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In general, staff in Berlin are required to abide by Moscow's wishes.
German politician Sahra Wagenknecht of the far-left Left Party

German politician Sahra Wagenknecht of the far-left Left Party

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"RT doesn’t produce journalism – it engages in targeted disinformation."
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