US 'losing information war' against Russia and Islamic State, says new report (Video)

17:24, 26 March 2015
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The U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors has requested an additional $15 million annually from Congress to counter Russia and Islamic State amid fears that the United States is losing in an “information war” according to a report by the federal agency. 

With Russian propaganda channel Russia Today getting a 40% budget increase this year, and a new English language site Sputnik launched by the Kremlin, the European Council recently urged foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini to draft a plan to counter Russia’s disinformation campaigns, Ukraine Today reports.

According to study research by NGO Freedom House, the Russian media has “equated raw propaganda with legitimate journalism” while “information” warfare is included in the updated version of Russia’s military doctrine.

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