EU to Ban Russia Today (RT)

I’ve just heard Ursula von der Leyen (President of the European Commission) announce to the European Parliament that Kremlin propaganda network Russia Today (now restyled RT) is to have its license to operates revoked (i.e. it’s being banned). This is a terrible idea.

There are many media organisations committed to undermining the western “establishment” using a heavily slanted narrative. However, allowing them to exist is what makes us different from Putin’s Russia. By banning one of them we’d be playing the same game as Putin, the CPC and every other repressive regime around the world.

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