The recent decision of the National Westminster Bank to freeze the UK accounts of Russian international broadcaster RT sparked a furious row, with talk of Kremlin disinformation pitted against accusations of British suppression of free speech.
It’s the latest blow in a propaganda war that has raged between Russia and the West since before World War II and which characterised the cold war era. If, as many people are now saying, the world is now descending into a new “cold war”, then it seems fitting that the first casualties appear to be truth and free speech. How did we get here?
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Source: The Conversation