DOJ To Russia Today: Register As A Foreign Agent Or Face Arrest | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


DOJ To Russia Today: Register As A Foreign Agent Or Face Arrest

Congress is using a decades-old piece of legislation to force Russia Today to register as a foreign agent in the US, adding that if the site doesn’t comply with the order by Monday, the DOJ could move to shutter its operations and arrest its top executive, RT editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan.

Russia Today revealed Thursday that the Department of Justice has given the site until next week to comply with its new interpretation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). RT has been operating in the US since 2005.

While undoubtedly disappointing in terms of its implications for first amendment freedoms in the US, the DOJ’s declaration is hardly a surprise. Under pressure from lawmakers, Twitter last month said it would prohibit RT from buying paid ads on its platform.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This threat against RT.com, to which I link frequently, and believe they have some of the most astute writers on both US and international affairs, like Pepi Escobar, is disapponting, but is thoroughly predictable, in the growing cycle of demonization of Russia as a prelude to war against it.

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