Russia Plans to Require U.S. Media Outlets to Register as Foreign Agents

Photo from an RT conference. (Mikhail Voskresenskiy/Sputnik via AP)

November 10, 2017
OAN Newsroom

American media outlets may soon be required to register as foreign agents in Russia.

According to reports, Russia is looking to adopt measures that would place restrictions on U.S. journalists and censor news organizations on social media.

Under the possible changes, Russia would consider American media companies as agents seeking to meddle into the country’s affairs.

This comes after the Department of Justice ordered the Russian news outlet RT America to register as a foreign agent.

RT is being investigated by Congress for possible election meddling in the 2016 presidential race.

They are also suspected to have Sputnik influence with Kremlin propaganda.

U.S. media outlets could reportedly be targeted in response to the DOJ’s request as early as next week.

CNN and Radio Liberty are among those to be singled out, according to Russian officials.

  • Doug Jacques

    CNN & MSNBC should definitely be designated Agents of Sedition, along with their evil stepmother NYT. Can’t tell any of them from Pravda.

  • Lyle Joseph Anderson

    What’s good for the goose (RT) is good for the gander (CBS,NBC, FOX etc.)

  • Tango Uniform

    No way! US media outlets are blood kin to Ruskies. They are foreign agents to us.

  • Zinc Man

    Excellent idea; ABC and especially the Communist News Network should have been registered years ago. I’m with Roscoe on this one.

  • Ed L

    Easier to jail them when they become disruptive

  • landy fincannon

    The media is also controlled opposition.

  • Mountainhiker

    Yes, bottom line, CNN, MSNBC are foreign agents, CNN is DNN, Delusional News Network, spewing hate, blatant lies, racism and division in America. Clearly interfering in our government!.

  • Melvin Bonzarelli

    They are. So what’s the problem here?

  • john

    Fair is fair. We are looking at anything Russian as nefarious – They can do the same to us. Next – Banning Facebook! Wish we could do that here.

  • michaelparsons

    Hug a Devil Dog Today.

  • FromThe70s

    Off Topic Alert: Happy Birthday USMC!
    Google forgot to honor them on their home page.

    • Living_The_Dream

      DITTO! I have a son serving in the USMC and just recently PCS’d from Okinawa to Quantico. His unit had their Marine Corps Ball, last Saturday.

  • Al Lejdly

    [Russia would consider American media companies as agents seeking to meddle into the country’s affairs.] Makes sense to me since they meddle in our own country’s affairs here.

    • Localdude

      whilst they ‘pretend’ to be neutral ‘journalists’ worthy of protections under a free press. They are not, they are hostile agenda driven political tools. In generations past, the local presses would be raided, smashed and the offending ‘journalist’ ‘tarred and feathered’ then sent out of town on wagon or rail. Something to say for ‘tradition’. We have lost the check that once governed them. Hostile locals…

      • Al Lejdly

        True. Look what the msm is doing to Moore right now. They have already executed him and there is not one shred of evidence. His real crime is, he’s not part of the swamp and aligns his views along with Trump’s. I was on D.R.’s main page and all the links to the msm were negative toward him and all of us Deplorable’s links were treating him with fairness.

  • Roscoe

    American FakeNews outlets should register as foreign agents in the US also. These low life, gutter crawling, scum sucking cockroaches need to let people know who they are up front so you don’t waste valuable time reading them.

  • Localdude

    …but but…according to CNN – NOBODY is ‘foreign’ and nobody is ‘ILLEGAL’…we are all ‘world citizens’…lol..I hope the Russians classify them as ‘hostile’ foreign agents…because they are…here too….this then requires ‘special interest’ ‘special handling’ and if there is trouble – ‘special treatment’…

  • FoolIggy

    Media outlets, whether here or abroad are FOREIGN AGENTS when folks like soros & murdock try to control the world!

  • William Thompson

    Should do the same here with our own media outlets.

    • Christopher Binkowski