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    British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says Sputnik and the RT broadcaster need to be "called out" for misleading reporting.

    LONDON (Sputnik) – Fallon claimed the outlets are spreading misleading or impartial information on Syria and Ukraine.

    "We need to call out messengers like RT and Sputnik. In 2015 Ofcom [UK Office of Communications] sanctioned RT for broadcasting content ‘either materially misleading or not duly impartial’ regarding Syria and Ukraine. It is beyond irony that one of those programmes was called ‘Truthseeker,’" Fallon said on Thursday.

    On November 16, the European Parliament voted in favor of a resolution on countering Russian media. The EU parliament's resolution said that Sputnik and RT posed a danger to European unity and called for extra European Commission funding for counter-propaganda projects. It also drew a parallel between Russian media and the propaganda disseminated by Daesh, a jihadist group outlawed in Russia and numerous other states.

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