Media minister Jeremy Wright will call for strong public broadcasting after “blatant disinformation” in the wake of the Salisbury incident.

The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is due to criticise “Kremlin-backed” sources for spreading false narratives about the poisoning on March 4 this year.

In a speech to be delivered to the Royal Television Society (RTS) conference, he is expected to specifically target RT, formerly Russia Today, for its programming.

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