RT America forced to register as a ‘foreign agent’

The Russian network has been forced to register with the US justice department as a ‘foreign agent’. The US government has accused it of essentially being a propaganda arm for the Kremlin.

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    The Kremlin-funded TV channel, RT America, says it will comply with a demand by the US government to register as a foreign agent with the Department of Justice. But the network says it will challenge the issue in court.

    The US government has claimed that the network traffics in conspiracy theories and is essentially a propaganda arm for the Kremlin.

    RT - previously known as Russia Today - says it presents the Russian view on global events and covers stories ignored by Western mainstream media.

    Now, it's being forced to register as a foreign agent, under a World War II law that worked to block pro-Nazi propaganda.

    The network will have to provide regular reporting on its activities and flag all funds it receives from the Russian government.

    Al Jazeera's Alan Fisher reports from Washington, DC.


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