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Fri Apr 20, 2018, 07:19 AM

Russian propaganda evades YouTube's flagging system with BuzzFeed-style knockoffs

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There is, however, one distinct difference between ICYMI's videos and any other two-minute news blast on YouTube: Host Polly Boiko's monologues are part of Russia Today, the English-language media company known as RT and backed by the Russian government.

NBC News discovered the connection through registration information of ICYMI's website, which lists the same entity as the registration for RT's website.

Russia-backed channels such as Russia Today. In one video, Boiko discusses the poisoning of U.K. double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter with users having no clear way of knowing about the video's connection to Russia's media efforts.
In another, Boiko, in a "Dark Side of the Moon" Pink Floyd T-shirt, complains that the West blames Russia for all of its problems.

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https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/russian-propaganda-evades-youtubes-flagging-system-with-buzzfeed-style-knockoffs/ar-AAw48lI

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