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Eutelsat Helps Russia Control Information Dissemination? Experts Say Company Allows Disinformation

Eutelsat is now accused of helping Russia control disinformation. If this is true, then the country really allowed the Russian government to spread its propaganda in the country. 

Eutelsat Helps Russia Control Information Dissemination? Experts Say Company Allows Disinformation

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Pedestrians walk past a screen displaying Russian President Vladimir Putin during a news broadcast about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in the Akihabara district of Tokyo on May 4, 2022.

The Fren satellite operator signed a five-year deal with the Kanal PIK, a broadcasting group created by Georgia. However, the Kremlin-independent television station was suddenly dropped by Eutelsat. 

Instead, the satellite operator decided to provide its service to Moscow’s controlled media system, Gazprom Media Group. 

Eutelsat Helps Russia Control Information Dissemination?

According to The Wired‘s latest report, Kanal PIK tried to have a spot on the list of Eutelsat. However, the independent media agency failed to do so. 

Eutelsat Helps Russia Control Information Dissemination? Experts Say Company Allows Disinformation

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Because of this, the publishing companies and media agencies dependent on the Kremlin’s editorial line are free to spread their news in Russia. 

Experts said that Eutelsat is actually allowing them to do this. They added that the French satellite operator is promoting Moscow’s official propaganda, which commonly contains disinformation. 

Now, Le Monde reported that a committee is now asking Eutelsat to remove the two Russian-backed broadcasting companies, specifically NTV+ and Tricolor since they further spread pro-Putin propaganda.  

Will Eutelsat Remove Russian-Backed Media Companies? 

As of writing, the French satellite operator hasn’t confirmed if it will really remove NTV+ and Tricolor. 

Jim Phillipoff, a former satellite TV executive and ex-Kyiv Post CEO, explained that it would be a great deal if Eutelsat removed the Russian-backed media companies. 

“And there’s a lot of exiled Russian journalists who would love to be a part of free television which is getting into Russia,” added the Diderot Committee member. 

On the other hand, Phillipoff said that one of the independent television companies that the French satellite operator should support is the TV Rain, an independent Russian news station that was closed down by Moscow. 

If you want to see more details about Eutelsat and the disinformation in Russia, you can visit this link. 

Previously, Russia’s anti-Ukraine weapons are now using appliance parts. 

On the other hand, a major Ukraine internet provider was recently breached. 

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