There is a new offshoot of the popular Russia-funded RT news channel called In The Now. It claims that it wants to attract social media users who want their news "served with a side of smile".
|Naturally given the funding there is also a propaganda element along with entertainment, Internet goings on and some serious news. In The Now has its own Facebook page. The top banner image is filled with a collage of world leaders, two cute foxes and celebrities. In an article on In The Now, BuzzFeed News notes that it is not immediately made clear that In The Now is a venture of RT, the Russian funded news channel. In The Now actually used to be a regular show as part of the RT channel offerings. It started as a separate project this spring. The In The Now website is at inthenow.media.. A recent article suggests that the Dalai Lama could be a CIA agent. Many articles express skepticism about Western foreign policy and is supportive of Russian positions.|