Me­dia made for­eign agents

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Rus­sian law­mak­ers say they have drafted le­gal amend­ments that would al­low the gov­ern­ment to regis­ter in­ter­na­tional me­dia out­lets as for­eign agents.

The mea­sure comes as a di­rect re­sponse af­ter the Rus­sian state-funded TV chan­nel RT reg­is­tered with the US Jus­tice Depart­ment as a for­eign agent af­ter pres­sure from the US gov­ern­ment.

Fol­low­ing reg­is­tra­tion, they will face re­quire­ments that are cur­rently ap­plied to for­eign-funded non-gov­ern­men­tal or­gan­i­sa­tions.

US in­tel­li­gence agen­cies al­lege RT served as a tool for the Krem­lin to med­dle in the 2016 US pres­i­den­tial elec­tion. Rus­sia has de­nied in­ter­fer­ence.

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