November 20 , 2017 – Fort Russ News –
News aggregator Google News will “de-rank” news items from RT and Sputnik in order to combat “Russian propaganda”. This is reported by the portal VICE with reference to the chairman of the board of directors that include Google Inc, Eric Schmidt.
At the forum on international security, Schmidt said that Google intends to resist the “spread of disinformation.” The company is working on a news site evaluation system that will generate Google News in accordance with the internal ratings of the source. Schmidt stressed that such a policy will primarily affect RT and Sputnik.
“We do not want to block websites, it’s not our style of work, I’m not a supporter of censorship, I’m a supporter of ranking,” he said.
Earlier, the US Department of Justice listed RT America on the list of foreign agents under the Foreign Agents Act of 1938.
It is noteworthy that the likes of French television channel France 24, the German radio station Deutsche Welle, are not to be registered in this manner.