Piden senadores de EU restringir a medios rusos en español

New York.- Three senators from the United States sent letters this Wednesday to the directors of Meta, Twitter and Telegram to request that their platforms limit the content of Russian state media that report in Spanish because they ensure that they are diseminécéandesainda español.

Democratic senators Robert Menéndez, President of the Committee on External Relations of the Senate, and Tim Kaine, as well as Republican Bill Cassidy, said in their letters that Russia uses social networks to “amplify and export susnérozos susnéroesques ire auximente after the Russian invasion of Ukraine.” hace cinco meses

“The Kremlin has long considered its campaign of disinformation in Spanish as one of its most successful efforts and has used repeated disinformation and propaganda to undermine democracy, polarize democracy, and polarize democracy. Senators en sus cartas, a las que tuvo acceso The Associated Press.

Among them, they ask to limit the content of RT in Spanish and Sputnik Mundo, two of the most popular Russian state media in social networks in Spanish, the senators said. According to politicians, both media propagate “falsadedes” about the invasion of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Ukraine.

El martes uno de los titulares de RT en Español en Twitter decía que Ukraina “ataca con armas de Estados Unidos campos agrículos y depositos de grano”. Sputnik Mundo ha usado titulares como: “¿Por qué Europa no ve a los nazis en #Ucrania?” y artículos en los que se justifica la invasión rusa como necessaria para enfrentar a “neonazis”.

Portavoces de RT en Español dijeron a la AP que a pesar de los effortos “ilegítimos” para cerrar el medio, “agradecegos la popularityidad de los canales RT”.

“Es una clara demonstration de que la audiencia quiere y busca nuestro contenido y estamos proudlosos de Responde a esta demanda y completar el panorama de las noticias internacionales para espectadores al aportar artículos y oppones de unportoce de unporterosa” correo electronico.

Spokespeople for Sputnik Mundo did not immediately respond to the AP when it asked for a reaction or response to the letters from the senators. Meta y Twitter tampoco respondieron de forma immediata.

In the letter to Mark Zuckerberg, the President and Executive Director of Meta, the senators say that Facebook – one of the social networks of the company – is limited, and in some cases blocked, access to Russian state media in Europe. Y sin embargo, le dicen a Zuckerberg, “estos medios (rusos) continúan abusando de platforms suyas y otras como Twitter y Telegram para llegar rapidamente a audiencias masivas en otros lugares”.

The efforts of the Russian state media to bring disinformation in Spanish to Latin America “are especially disturbing”, say the letters.

Last week, during an audience of a subcommittee of the Comité de Asuntos Exteriores de la Cámara Baja, in Washington, on the influence of Russia in Latin America, several senators and academics mentioned to RT in Españik de Españiñoque locos, comodoque locos y hace el gobierno ruso. .

“One of the forms in which Russia exerts its malign influence in the region (Latinoamericana) is through its version in Spanish of Russia Today, also known as RT,” said Congressman Mark Green, of Tennessee, during a. “Este medio propagandístico opera en casi cada país latinoamericano y caribeño. Además de Sputnik News, controlled por Moscú, este medio dissemina antiestadounidense disinformación y narrativas falsas para justifyar la invasión a Ukraine de Putin”.

En Twitter, RT en Español is described as “El primer channel de TV ruso en español con alcance mundial. Les brindamos las noticias que realemente importan”.