“The American people have a right to know if a foreign flag waves behind speech broadcast in the United States,” said John C. Demers, assistant attorney general for national security. “Our concern is not the content of the speech, but providing transparency about the true identity of the speaker.”
“Rossiya Segodnya, according to the Justice Department, was created by Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2013 to “advance Russian interests abroad.” Its goal is to “provide information on Russian state policy and Russian life and society for audiences abroad,” according to Putin’s decree.”
At least we’re ever so slowly, probably 2 decades behind, publicly stating what Russia and/or Putin is doing in our country.
I wish they could do stuff like this for Internet media and/or Internet people but it sounds like it would be too expensive.
Having said that, it’s my personal belief that some people in the United States side with Russia. So they are not going to like this particular decision.
Count me in, I am perfectly fine with being able to hear what Russia or any other country or individual has to say. I for one do not want my government to pre-emptively shield me from speech it doesn’t want me to hear. How is this a controversial stance?
They are working with a foreign government, they should register as a foreign agent.
I seriously doubt it’s going to hurt their broadcasts in any way. They won’t be required to run any disclosure notices, they won’t have a post a sign at the station, most advertisers and people won’t know about the requiment at all.
Now the one’s in Florida that are going to run Trump Speeches every day until the 2020 election . . . . that may run into some trouble.
True or false, Russia will always prefer one US Presidential candidate over the other in any general election? The obvious answer is true. I guess that means the one they don’t should automatically win the election.