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Paris to Block Websites Sharing News Content of Sputnik, RT France

Sputnik – 10.05.2023

PARIS – France will block websites that share information of sanctioned media, including RT France and Sputnik, under a new law on security of digital space, French Minister for Digital Transition and Telecommunications Jean-Noel Barrot said on Wednesday.

“As part of measures to protect democracy we will also begin blocking websites that share content of media under international sanctions like the ones the EU imposed against RT France and Sputnik. This measure will complement our existing tools to fight the propaganda of the enemies of democracy,” Barrot told a briefing after a cabinet meeting.

The French ministry has claimed the measure will allow the authorities to protect people from disinformation by expanding the powers of Arcom, the country’s media regulator, which will be authorized to impose restrictive measures against media.

The draft law will be submitted to the Senate in early July, Barrot stated.

Since the start of Russia’s special military operation, a number of jurisdictions, including the European Commission, have decided to censor Russian media and affiliated journalists. In early March 2022, the EU banned the broadcasting and distribution of content by RT and Sputnik as part of the sanctions against Russia, applying the restrictions to all means of content transmission and distribution, such as cable, satellite, IPTV, platforms, websites and apps. All relevant RT, Sputnik licenses and agreements are suspended.

May 10, 2023 - Posted by | Civil Liberties, Full Spectrum Dominance | , ,


  1. Protecting “democracy” is to allow open discussion–a public airing of ideas.

    This Orwellian concept of “democracy” must be exposed for what it is.

    The people are smart enough to know what is disinformation–AND WHAT IS CENSORSHIP.

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    Comment by John Edward Kendrick | May 10, 2023 | Reply

  2. This censorship of an entire Channel and its ‘satellite’ inquisitive programme suggests they were broadcasting aspects of the truth, e.g. about the origins of the Ukraine struggle, which the ‘powers-that-should-not-be’ don’t want us sheep to know about. Many of us do know, thanks to Aletho News and books like Dr Nick Kollerstrom’s ‘Ukraine: the Just War’, that the ghastly truth is that NATO, i.e. US Arms conglomerate, envisaged war with Russia since it began moving missiles towards its border decades ago and it has bullied the US, EU and UK into siding with Ukraine to advance it with money and weapons. By muzzling the truth, the censors enable anti-Russian propaganda to be stirred up, escalating the conflict rather than settling it. Remember it was triggered by Ukraine outlawing Russian language, attacking Russian-speakers in the Donbas and that Eastern Region calling on Moscow for protection. Restricting all discussion, even on social networks, strongly indicates something to hide. That would be conspiracy to exacerbate war with criminal intent: A War Crime.


    Comment by jbthring | May 11, 2023 | Reply

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