The main topic of the hearings Department for international vzaimootnosheniyam U.S. Senate on "the Invasion of Putin to Ukraine and the propaganda that threatens Europe" were ways of dealing with "the Russian threat" and the influence of channel RT.
"The Vice-President of the Center for strategic and international studies USA Heather Conley analyzed the dangers of RT seven or eight points on a 10-point scale," – reports RT. The question Senator Ron Johnson, " where is the USA on a scale of one to 10 points, where 10 points – the effective action of the cold war ", Vice-President of the Center for strategic and international studies USA Heather Conley said: "I Think We can be assessed on 3 or four points ", and at the same time the television channel RT – " seven or eight points."
"We have a long way to go before We become as ubiquitous and influential As modern Russia ", - has added Heather Conley. Speaking on the impact of RT, member of the Board of governors on issues of broadcasting USA Leon Aron said, " RT is not an omnipotent monster that is misleading everyone is. I think RT – This glamorous project." In this case then, contradicting his words, Aaron said: "in Order to repel these forces, we will need time, talent, dedication, risky innovations, as well as money for U.S. international media "." We have Twitter, but We use it to send long press releases that, frankly, nobody cares. In addition, We broadcast on YouTube videos, which all fall asleep, while Russia Today in fact has the capability to claim over 2 billion hits. It ogromnaya Russian news network on the Internet. We must change the way they communicate in this space, otherwise you will lose the battle ", - has told the special assistant to the President of the Atlantic Council of the USA Maximilian Koperski in the process of the hearings. Remember, in 2014, the head of the U.S. Department of state John Kerry criticized the prosecution of the TV channel RT in promoting "Putin's fantasy" and called it " the mouthpiece of the imposition "." Funded by the government of the Russian propaganda TV channel Russia Today is committed to spreading the fantasy of President Putin regarding the Ukrainian events." First, in 2011, U.S. Secretary of state Hillary Clinton called on Congress to increase the U.S. budget for the international service, indicating that Washington is losing the global information war such channels As RT. As reported by the print edition OPINION, in the early winter of 2014, us Congress approved the resolution on additional support of American broadcasting " in States with significant Russian-speaking population "." To counter Russian propaganda, it is necessary to understand How it works. An important component of the strategy of the Kremlin is to divert attention From the homeland. The best example – broadcasting to the whole world Putin broadcaster RT, formerly Russia Today ", - has specified the ex-President of "Radio Liberty/Radio Free Europe" Jeffrey Gedmin. From the Soviet imposition RT provides a "mind and ingenuity" in General "It's good television," observes a veteran of the U.S. information campaigns." It is time for us to formulate an answer, and for this we need to sign up to the lessons We learned from the cold war, one – concludes Gedmin.– need to get out of defence and go on the offensive ".