RT (Russia Today) is a Moscow-based television channel and a global news network that is financed by the government of Russia. RT is broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. It has been critical of the intervention-policies by Barack Hussein Obama in the Libyan War and Syrian Civil War while praising the actions of Russian president Vladimir Putin. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark.
After the collapse of the Soviet Union, RT's structure and financing as a state-sponsored broadcasting agency was modeled on the BBC and PBS. It's editorial viewpoint is tilted mildly leftist and Democratic-Socialist.
Russia Today was launched in December 2005 to question the Mainstream Media. It currently broadcasts in 19 countries. RT supported Liberal Occupy Wall Street-movement and published articles on George Zimmerman from a very biased point of view. It is available in English, Russian, Spanish, Arabic and German.
The Kantor Center at Tel Aviv University stated that Russia Today among other media outlets continued “to be the main platforms for noxious anti-Semitic and anti-Israel propaganda.” RT was criticized for spreading fake news against Israel which go even further than Arab TV.
- 35 years: RT's on-air discussion panel anticipating Manning's sentence 1min:30sec. RT LIVE (21 Aug 2013). Retrieved on 30 Jan 2017.
- Komsomolskaya Pravda, Russia Today – leading outlets for anti-Semitic and anti-Israel propaganda, Israeli researchers say. EuromaidanPress. Retrieved September 18, 2018.
- Nanayakkara, Lakkana (November 22, 2012). Russia Today Continues its Anti-Israel Propaganda, Going Even Further Than Arab TV. Retrieved September 18, 2018.