David Sloss wrote an op-ed for The Diplomat arguing that the United States should ban Chinese and Russian state media companies from large social media platforms.

“Chinese state media companies are spreading false and misleading narratives about the war in Ukraine to billions of people around the world. The Washington Post reports that Chinese media companies support Russia by “portraying Ukraine and NATO as the aggressors and sharing false claims about neo-Nazi control of the Ukrainian government.” Sarah Cook, a China expert at Freedom House, notes that Chinese state media companies have supported Russia’s invasion by launching a global media “campaign to shape public opinion and internet chatter about events unfolding thousands of miles away.” The Alliance for Securing Democracy, an NGO that tracks Chinese and Russian disinformation, notes that CGTN and the Global Times – two large Chinese media companies – both “accused the United States of fanning the flames of war in Ukraine.” “