The Kremlin Weaponized News: RT and Sputnik


Russian influence campaigns

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Russian government media outlets RT and Sputnik perform three functions on behalf of the Kremlin, its policies, and its preferences.

The first is “damage control” function for the Russian state during incidents such as the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in the United Kingdom. The goal here is to sow confusion and division.

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