The headquarters of the candidate in presidents of France Emmanuel Makron reported that Russian state media Russia Today and Sputnik France was denied the opportunity to accompany the Makron in the framework of the campaign. The representative of the staff explained this decision by the fact that these media are “agents of state propaganda”, which “regularly disseminate false information”. This writes the RFI.
“We do not believe Russia Today France and Sputnik, this double-headed organization or the body of the press, no mass media, and this Agency of state propaganda,” – explained the representative of the Macron.
“If people stand in one direction or another is not a problem. But if they are spreading false information regularly and systematically, is a problem,” he said.
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On the question of journalists, will not affect whether this situation on Macron relations with Moscow in case of his election as President, his representative said that if “there are problems with the Kremlin in the election (Macron – ed.) is President, this will be the subject of open debate.” And added that the headquarters of the candidate prepared to explain to the Russian authorities the reasons for the refusal in the accreditation of Russia Today and Sputnik.
He also said that today the representatives of team Rules “did not have the impression that the Russian authorities are willing to engage in a dispute which we are their agents.”
In February, the head of the political movement of Macron “Forward” Richard Ferrand stated that two major media outlets Russia Today and Sputnik, owned by the Russian state, daily engaged in that are spreading false information. According to Ferrand, these “news” pick up, quote, that affects the democratic system in France.
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