In a 35-minute interview aired Friday on Russian state-owned television network RT, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov claimed that Fox News is the only American media outlet that offers “alternative” points of view, and called the removal of former President Donald Trump from Twitter and other social media “censorship.”
“So we know the manners and the tricks which are being used by the Western countries to manipulate media,” Lavrov said. “We understood long ago that there is no such thing as an independent Western media. If you take the United States only Fox News is trying to present some alternative points of view.”
“But when you see, you watch other channels, and when you—watch, read the social networks and internet platforms, when the acting president was blocked, as you know, and this censorship continues in a very big way and the substitution of notions whenever something is happening by the way of mass protest mass demonstrations, which they don’t like, they immediately call it domestic terrorism. So it’s a war, and it’s a war which involves the methods of information terrorism. There is no doubt about this.”
Lavrov also discussed Presidents Joe Biden and Volodymyr Zelensky, as well as several other topics like the White House’s reported recent meetings with TikTok creators and the widely disputed claim that the United States is funding dangerous biolabs in Ukraine and around the globe.
This is a developing story that will be updated as more information becomes available.