Condemning RT for advancing a “pro-Putin” or “pro-Russian” narrative is hypocritical and morally indefensible. The UK's action banning RT from broadcasting in Great Britain is equally indefensible. Censorship is never a solution.
“We do not consider RT to be fit and proper to hold a UK license and cannot be satisfied that it can be a responsible broadcaster,” Ofcom said Friday in a statement on Twitter.
The antidote to “poisonous propaganda” never censorship but a free discussion of the facts. Free Speech and a Free Press demand that all voices be allowed to speak, that all perspectives be allowed to at least make their case. Free Speech must be enjoyed by everyone or it can be enjoyed by no one.
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