- Leaked Docs Reveal Large-Scale Effort Of British Govt To Use Anti-Russian Media & Influencers To “Weaken Russian State”
The usage of propaganda and disinformation by global and regional actors as a tool to promote their interests has been an open secret for a long time. However, the dominating mainstream narrative is that the main sources of propaganda and disinformation is Russia, China, Iran or at least North Korea, while the so-called West is innocent and all what Western special services and MSM do is fiercely trying to repel the Russia or China or Iran etc –led wave of disinformation. In fact, this narrative itself is a large-scale and rough propaganda construct as the dominance of the Western governments together with Big Tech is obvious for any neutral observer. Therefore, it is logical that the main source of propaganda, disinformation, likes, half-lies and other variants of media forgeries is Western states and mainstream media. The ongoing and unprecedented censorship campaign against sources of information that provide coverage and analysis that do not fit the Western mainstream is another proof of this situation.
The text below was released by Russian state-run news agency RT and authored by Kit Klarenberg. Being funded by the Russian government, RT logically tries to make public to the general audience obvious facts of foreign meddling in Russian internal affairs. However, the British propaganda campaign covered in this text is just one of the numerous examples of similar clandestine and not very clandestine efforts.
Leaked papers allege massive UK govt effort to co-opt Russian-language anti-Kremlin media & influencers to ‘weaken Russian state’ (source):
For all its alarmism about Russian ‘propaganda’ and ‘misinformation’, the UK government appears to be behind a multi-million-pound push to boost negative coverage of the Russian state, both in Russia and neighbouring countries.
At a European Union summit in November 2017, then-UK prime minister Theresa May announced plans to designate Russia a “hostile” state, and pledged to spend in excess of £100 million over the next five years on tackling the alleged threat of Kremlin “disinformation” internationally.