Google to ‘derank’ Russia Today and Sputnik

Google is to “derank” stories from Kremlin-owned publications Russia Today (RT) and Sputnik in response to allegations about election meddling by President Putin’s government.

Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt said the search giant needed to deal with the spread of misinformation.

RT has been described by US intelligence agencies as “Russia’s state-run propaganda machine”.

The publications said the move was a form of censorship.

And we’re expected to trust Google?

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  • BillyHW

    RT is certainly Russian state propaganda, but I trust Google even less!

    • Clausewitz

      When I was in Europe the only sane sounding news source was RT. The BBC, CNN, MSNBC, and a number of Independent news organizations were suffering from severs cases of Trump Derangement Syndrome. This was in August 2016.

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      • Alain

        I find it remains superior to Canadian and American MSM, but my word do not bother with the comment section on articles. Far too many are absolutely unhinged anti-American or rabid anti-semitics. I find that sad since the new articles in question are not leaning in either of those directions. Some articles of course are simply anti-American, so as with all news you fact check everything. What bothers me as I just said are a lot of people commenting.

  • Ho Hum

    What is disappointing to see is how the Trump administration is going along with this Russia hysteria nonsense. It was the Trump DOJ that forced RT and Sputnik to register as foreign agents. Can’t Trump see that people working for him are directly undermining him by validating this Russia conspiracy crap which was always meant to delegitimize Trump’s presidency. Why wasn’t the CBC and BBC forced to register as foreign agents? They are state owned and they could be said to have tried to influence the 2016 election by publishing articles negative of Donald Trump.