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Mon Dec 2, 2019, 08:14 PM

Putin Approves Law Labeling Journalists 'Foreign Agents' In Russia

Source: NPR

The Russian government now has the right to classify individual journalists, bloggers and even social media users as "foreign agents" with a new law signed by President Vladmir Putin on Monday.

A Russian law pertaining to media outlets receiving foreign funding was approved in 2017, in response to the U.S. Justice Department compelling the Russia-funded channel RT America to register as a foreign agent.

Russia's new law extends further, to include individual journalists and bloggers or anyone who distributes content from outlets registered as foreign agents and receives funding from abroad.

"The new norms allow the Russian government to block websites of foreign agents or legal entities established by them in case the information published by foreign media outlets violates Russian regulations," Russian state media site TASS explains.

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Read more: https://www.npr.org/2019/12/02/784220222/putin-approves-law-labeling-journalists-foreign-agents-in-russia

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Reply Putin Approves Law Labeling Journalists 'Foreign Agents' In Russia (Original post)
highplainsdem Monday OP
Hekate Monday #1
Thomas Hurt Monday #2
Captain Zero Monday #3
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raging moderate Monday #5
FailureToCommunicate Monday #4
bitterross Monday #6
PerceptionManagement Monday #7
Kaiserguy Monday #8
SCVDem Monday #9
Cha Monday #10
malthaussen Tuesday #11
LiberalLovinLug Tuesday #12
MFGsunny Tuesday #13
SKKY Tuesday #14
roamer65 Tuesday #15

Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 08:45 PM

1. This is very very dangerous, & on the model of the old USSR and Nazi Germany.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 08:57 PM

2. How can this be surprising coming from a born and raised totalitarian.

Trump will want to do this next.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 08:58 PM

3. Concerning their websites and communications ban in this

Will he seek to limit their websites reporting OUTSIDE of Russia if he thinks they are foreign agents inside Russia and attempting to harm it?

"The new norms allow the Russian government to block websites of foreign agents or legal entities established by them in case the information published by foreign media outlets violates Russian regulations," Russian state media site TASS explains.

Does that mean they will hack website and reporting of PBS, or NBC, etc., if they think it harms Russia? I won't be surprised.
Would THAT be an act of war if it interfered with the freedom of information surrounding OUR elections?

I'm also thinking back to the DU hack in 2004 on election night...that shut down DU for like a month.

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Response to Captain Zero (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 09:31 PM

5. '

Good grief, some of you guys must be very important during elections! The Russians really did their best to prevent DU from putting a monkey wrench into their election tampering. I hope some of you who are more important can band together and exchange email addresses or something, in case this happens again.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 09:10 PM

4. Meanwhile in the USA, journalists label Trump a 'Foreign Agent'

And rightfully so.

Including his Republican enablers.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 09:39 PM

6. Trump must be so jealous!

We know he'd like to do that and ban all reporting.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 09:55 PM

7. regime change in russia meeded

russian midget need to go

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Response to PerceptionManagement (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 10:24 PM

8. Lets send Russia a real good leader

lets send them Trump. I'm willing to do without Trump as our President in order to help out Russia

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 10:32 PM

9. January, 2021

Mark it down bitch because that's when you're russian bullshit dies!

Do you REALLY want to play a game you commie fuck?!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 10:35 PM

10. KR!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 10:38 AM

11. Well, we want to call them "Domestic Terrorists."

At least, some of us apparently do.

-- Mal

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 05:39 PM

12. Trump is salivating about following Putin's lead in the US if he wins the next election

I think many do not understand how far Trump can push the country in to a full fledged Fascist state. Jailing journalists, shutting down MSM news networks, and papers, if he wins and gawd forbid the GOP wins both the House and Senate.

I think far from Trump's appeal fading, the secret Trump voter will be out in force next November. I think they feel, pumped up by the snowflake persecution complex on the right, that Trump barely got started. Because of all the leftist smears. And, even if they once again will swear they dislike his demeanor, they will also say they want to see what he can do with a full term in office. And unhampered by "witch hunters". How much further can he "drain the swamp". How much he can disrupt this federal government that hasn't worked for them. Or so says the RW media they listen to.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 06:00 PM

13. Of course, he did.

Below contempt.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 06:44 PM

14. 45 gets another 4 years, you can bet he will take a much...

...harder line against the press. You just know hed love to do some stupid shit like this.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 07:10 PM

15. Pootie is a kleptocratic fascist.

Fuck him.

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