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Thomas Kent on Blocking Russian Media
June 10, 2024

In his essay, published in The Hill, Thomas Kent asks the question, “Is Blocking Russian Media the Best Strategy?” (June 9, 2024).

Western governments are stepping up their efforts to block Russian news media. They fear that that Russian propaganda directed at their citizens, apparently targeting elections in the West and social stability as a whole, is a threat to their national security.

It’s not a good look when governments that claim to champion freedom of the press begin broad censorship efforts. But are such actions nonetheless justified in the case of Russian media?