RT forced Washington to break the First amendment to the American Constitution

Summary

We [Russia] have to congratulate Russia Today and Sputnik that have managed to force and are forcing the government of the United States of America to violate directly the articles, the First Amendment to the American Constitution on freedom of speech and freedom of press.

Disproof

The US just requires RT to: submit periodic disclosures outlining its agreements with the foreign principal, disclose income from and expenditures on behalf the principal, and have business records of its activities available for inspection by the US Department of Justice (DOJ). In addition, a foreign agent must ensure that all informational materials it distributes are conspicuously labelled and filed with the DOJ. www.atlanticcouncil.org/publications/reports/agent-of-influence-should-russia-s-rt-register-as-a-foreign-agent, During the Cold War, representatives of Soviet news outlets (TASS, ‘Pravda’, ‘Izvestia’ and others) were also registered agents www.newsweek.com/time-shine-light-putins-american-propaganda-arm-542642, Thus, there is no violation of the Amendment I. www.congress.gov/content/conan/pdf/GPO-CONAN-2017-10-2.pdf,

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 83
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 01/10/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: US
  • Keywords: Russia Today (RT), Freedom of speech, Sputnik
  • Outlet: Voskresnyi vecher s Vladimirom Solovyovym @Rossia-1, 36.30
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