In Germany evaluated the influence of Pro-Russian Deutsch RT and Sputnik
Russian media RT Deutsch and Sputnik play a Central role in the provision of Pro-Russian influence in Germany, said the report of interior Ministry of Germany about the work of counterintelligence (BfV, Federal office for the protection of the Constitution) in 2019.
The document stresses that the Russian side "propaganda and actions to influence, including misinformation different groups of addressees" in Germany are engaged in "do not have the structure of secret services". It is including about "some people who mean the Pro-Russian position, allegedly non-governmental associations and the state structures of Russia". These agents of influence "working in social media and discussion sites, and conduct our own sites or act as a supposedly non-state expert centers," the report said.
The document stated that "compared to previous years" in Germany "somewhat reduced" in 2019, the impact occurs "in a less aggressive form than it was in the past."
Both media are mentioned in the annual reports on the protection of the Constitution for the third time in a row. Seehofer said that the Agency relies on its own information and making their own conclusions, and emphasized that without reservation supports the report of the Department.
Sputnik and RT in the West has been accused of allegedly "fake", however, did not lead any evidence. Russian officials said that such statements are unfounded.