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    Russia may ban US media

    Russian prosecutors are considering a retaliatory response following Washington's request that the RT America news channel register as a foreign agent.

    The Prosecutor General’s Office is studying the possibility of labeling U.S. media outlets “undesirable,” the Interfax news agency reported Friday, citing an unidentified source knowledgeable of the situation.

    Amid concerns over Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential elections, the U.S. Justice Department has requested that the Kremlin-backed RT adhere to a 1930s foreign agent registration law.

    Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has said that “every step toward the Russian media will have a corresponding response.”

    The Russian authorities are considering blacklisting U.S. media at the Federation Council committee on state sovereignty’s task force session, according to Interfax.

    “This could affect all American media operating in Russia,” Interfax reported, citing an unidentified source. The outlets being considered for the “undesirable” label were not disclosed.

    Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Friday that reciprocal actions cannot be ruled out, but noted that he had no information regarding U.S. outlets being labeled “undesirable,” state-run news agency RIA Novosti reported.

    The Interfax report comes a week after Russia’s state media censor Roskomnadzor warned CNN International over alleged media law violations.
    Tit-for-tat May See U.S. Media Outlets Banned in Russia

    Heading back behind the jolly old Iron Curtain, one step at a time...

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    How will they keep up with the Kardashians?
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    I wish the US would ban US media.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    Tit-for-tat May See U.S. Media Outlets Banned in Russia

    Heading back behind the jolly old Iron Curtain, one step at a time...
    Hardly a reciprocal move.
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    Are they sure they can still use the US media for the election meddling, if they ban them in Russia ?
    i hope they have thought that through.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    How will they keep up with the Kardashians?
    They got more than enough of their own lol

    I dare say Gayane Bagdasaryan, the hottest Russian-Armenian model, beats the hell out of Kim any day


    Thank God for Armenian women lol (Hey, literally, I would not have been born without one hehe)

    Quote Originally Posted by Rasselas View Post
    Hardly a reciprocal move.
    Well, I mean, if the US bans RT and Sputnik and such... It is kinda "tit for tat"

    Quote Originally Posted by NeoVsMatrix View Post
    Are they sure they can still use the US media for the election meddling, if they ban them in Russia ?
    i hope they have thought that through.
    RT is US media??? lol

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    Well, I mean, if the US bans RT and Sputnik and such... It is kinda "tit for tat"
    That's my point--no one is banning them. I'm no sure our laws allow the government to do that. They just have to identify as agents of a foreign government, which is what they are. That doesn't prevent them from communicating via mass media with the American public.

    If the Russian ambassador wants to take out a full-page ad in the NYT, nothing stops him...but everyone will see from whom the message came and take that into account when reading it.
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    Last edited by The Man; 10th October 2017 at 07:29 AM.
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    I think branding Radio Liberty as a foreign agent is perfectly reasonable. It's a branch of the US government.
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    Seriously, can you blame them?

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