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Washington required RT to register as a foreign agent to revenge the losses suffered by America during the information war that it had waged against Russia

Summary of Disinformation

America does not protect freedom of speech. It has declared an information war on Russia, but already is feeling that it is losing it. It is so surprising for America itself that the authorities of it are going to ‘fights without rules’ against Russian media on their territory and are demanding strict legal restrictions for the work of our journalists in the United States.

              

Disproof

No evidence given. 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. http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/publications/reports/agent-of-influence-should-russia-srt-register-as-a-foreign-agent
During the Cold War, representatives of Soviet news outlets (TASS,
‘Pravda’, ‘Izvestia’ and others) were also registered agents http://www.newsweek.com/time-shine-lightputins-american-propaganda-arm-542642

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Reported in: Issue 83
Date: 01.10.2017
Language: Russian
Country of Origin: Russia, US
Reported by: Pavel Spirin, former journalist
Keywords: Russia Today (RT), Freedom of speech
Disinforming outlet: Vesti nedeli @Rossia-1
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