According to the editorial of the Donbass Region newspaper, which includes the self-proclaimed republics of Donetsk and Luhansk, the outlet is in the sights of Newsguard, a news agency linked to the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Northern Atlantic Ocean. Treaty Organization (NATO) and the White House.
On March 18, Donbass Insider received a letter from the agency – giving green or red stickers to news sites, that is, justifying the censorship of certain media – regarding the work of that daily newspaper in the region.
In the letter from Newsguard, an agency with obvious prejudice, they insisted that we answer a group of questions – written as if they were assigned to a 10-year-old child – questioning our work and warning that they were only a part of the answers, the main article highlighted. .
Why does this site decide to attack Donbass Insider now, while we have been active since 2018, asked the outlet.
The answer is simple: with the escalation of the conflict in Donbass, after the start of the Russian special military operation in Ukraine, and after the violent censorship of Russian international media such as Sputnik or RT, our small website saw its audience extremely multiply significantly, he added.
It’s clear that NewsGuard, commenting on the main article, provided data to companies such as Google, Facebook or Twitter – located in the United States – to justify its censorship of the ‘bad’ media, which is ‘misleading’, or what, in reality, do not follow the Washington narrative.
Clearly, he added, Donbass Insider has reached a large enough audience that it is starting to panic in Washington, and the site needs to be quickly discredited or even censored, to prevent its reporting from telling the story of the situation in the Ukraine totally destroyed.
“We report facts and testimonies on the spot, and our articles are well obtained and substantiated. “This is how it has been since the beginning of Donbass Insider, and it will continue to be so,” he concluded.
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