East StratCom disinformation claim:

Russia Today TV channel enjoys greater trust in the Western society than other mainstream Western TV channels. Whereas RT’s popularity increases, CNN loses its audience.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 7. December 2016

Debunk claim:

No evidence supporting this claim given. In the ranking of the most watched TV networks in the US, Russia Today is not among the first 113: http://www.tvinsider.com/article/62572/most-watched-tv-networks-2015/

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by Givi Gigitashvili, The Latvian Institute of International Affairs in Disinformation Review issue 51. The item is located at row number 56 in the report.

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