Some discussion in the Russophobia thread but this topic deserves its own thread.
1. Voice of America - NATO Warns West ‘Losing Information War’ Against Russia, IS
AS babbler swallow pointed out so helpfully, the word "ban" does not appear in the article. However...
The West must step up its efforts to combat and counter the information war being waged by its opponents, according to NATO officials. They warn that countries like Russia are exploiting the freedom of the press in Western media to spread disinformation....
The conference focused on the growing reach of Russian state media such as the 24-hour news channel Russia Today or RT, often accused of being a propaganda outlet for the Kremlin....
Senior editor at The Economist Edward Lucas argued channels like RT should not be considered as journalism.
“Russia has really grasped the post-truth environment. And they will lie about things absolutely brazenly. They understand the weaknesses of our media in the post-Cold War environment: that we prioritize fairness over truth.”
Yeah, we're so fair. Just ask any Muslim in the good old USA.
It would be monumental, but Western states seem to be moving, ineluctably, towards banning Russian news media channels from satellite platforms and the internet. That outcome – albeit with enormous ethical and political implications – seems to be a logical conclusion of the increasingly frenzied transatlantic campaign to demonize Russia.
And, now, after Reich Secretary of State John Kerry dropped by for a chat with UK Treasury Minister/ Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond, we have, THE NEXT DAY,
3. RT assets frozen by state-controlled UK bank.
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Has banning Russian media begun in the Western regimes?