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RT faces repression in the US and it will lose its status as a media

Summary of Disinformation

[The US requirement to register RT as a foreign agent] is a repression and violation of freedom of speech. The channel will lose its status as a media.

Disproof

The registration of Russia Today (RT) as a foreign agent is unlikely to either hamper its activities or lead to its closure as it will be able to continue to operate as before, even if now with some additional reporting obligations.

Requiring a foreign media outlet to register as an agent of a foreign nation does not give the U.S. government the right to censor its output or control its working environment. FARA simply requires transparency and public disclosure on the part of those registered. Further debunking at the Insider.

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Reported in: Issue 87
Date: 12.11.2017
Language: Russian
Country: Russia, US
Keywords: Russia Today (RT), Freedom of speech, Media
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Rossiya 1
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