2021-May-18 19:20
2021-February-27  15:32

Russia: Moscow Awaits London’s Reaction to Leaked Reports of Manual Control of Media

TEHRAN (FNA)- Russia is awaiting UK’s reaction to the leak of Foreign Office documents detailing how the British government controls the work of various media, as well as how it established a network of influence agents in the Russian-language social media segment, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Facebook Saturday.

"We can’t stop reading while awaiting London’s reaction. Who knows, maybe this is all a lie. And they will have to make a statement: millions of pounds were pumped into clandestine informational campaigns," she pointed out, TASS reported.

The diplomat explained that the leaked Foreign Office papers document how the UK government "finances and manually controls the operation of various media via intermediaries, and how it formed a network of influence agents in the Russian-language segment of social media."

"In particular, the British focused on Meduza and MediaZona. There are hundreds of papers detailing the London propaganda machine," Zakharova said.