Robot anchor in Russia sparks ‘propaganda’ controversy


A Russian news channel has reportedly started using a robot to anchor some of its newscast — but not everyone is impressed.

“Alex,” has started reporting stories on Rossiya 24 about agriculture and nuclear technology among other topics. The robot can only move its head and facial features, but when it’s finished it will be able to move its limbs as well, according to BBC News.

Alex has caused some controversy with some viewers saying it spouts “propaganda” and is a “fake news generator.” Others have mocked its slightly odd-looking appearance.