McGuinness recalled that the European Union has banned the broadcasting of the content of a number of Russian media on the territory of the association. According to her, Russia allegedly "distorts" the facts in order to "justify and support" its actions in Ukraine.
The restrictions also apply to the RT channel and the Ruptly agency. As the European Commissioner explained, the competent authorities of the EU countries are responsible for the implementation of the ban. At the same time, the EC is "determined" to promote its proper implementation, give instructions and share lists of sites and channels to be blocked.
McGuinness noted that according to the results of observations, the German-speaking audience is systematically becoming the target of attempts to circumvent blocking using "illegal mirror domains" of RT Germany or Telegram channels.
"The Commission is working with the German authorities to find ways to help solve this problem and remove all prohibited content," the European Commissioner concluded.
This is how she responded to a request from Polish MEP Cosmas Zlotowski, who asked if the EC intended to put pressure on Berlin to prevent the dissemination of information through Ruptly, which is headquartered in Germany.
According to the parliamentarian, the work of the agency is "an important part of the Kremlin's propaganda."
Earlier, during a meeting of the supervisory board of the ANO "Russia - the Land of Opportunities", Russian President Vladimir Putin stressed that Western countries are afraid of the truth, including from foreign journalists working for RT.