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The Kremlin-run RT news network will go off the air in the U.S. capital because of its “foreign agent” status in the country, its chief editor has claimed.
RT’s American branch was ordered to register as a “foreign agent” in the U.S. last fall following allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. The channel will be taken off air after two Virginia-based digital stations that carry RT alongside other international broadcasters disappear from screens this Sunday, a year after they were auctioned off by their parent organization.
“We were thrown out of the broadcast network in Washington. This is dedicated to everyone who ardently and sincerely reassured us that the foreign agent label will in no way affect RT’s work in the States,” RT Russia cited its editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan as saying Thursday.
Simonyan tweeted on Thursday that the network was going off air because of its "foreign agent status.”
[Edit for brevity. --DJW001]
Simonyan later added that RT would continue broadcasts in other U.S. cities on platforms that continue carrying the channel.
originally posted by: MiddleInsite
a reply to: DJW001
"Much as I dislike the blatant nature of RT's propaganda, they have a right to disseminate it. It is up to us as "consumers of news" to judge it on its own merits."
Now replace RT with CNN, do you still agree?
Of course, it is RT that is claiming that the digital providers are dropping it because of its "foreign agent" status. Perhaps it was dropped because of low ratings.
originally posted by: Allaroundyou
a reply to: LogicalGraphitti
You seem do be a little scared of RT. You have reason to be but they provide news that western agencies won’t cover. If you want to be truly informed then you have to look at all spectrums. And just because the broadcast has shut down doesn’t mean the internet did.
originally posted by: the2ofusr1
a reply to: DJW001
I kind of like RT . I was wondering though if it would be possible for you to pick out RT latest most propagandized piece they have running at the moment . Lets see what most are scared about .
I just did and posted RT latest Russian propaganda piece . I will need other members to point out to me just what the propaganda parts are though .
Go on YouTube and watch any video from RT and YouTube has a warning stating "RT is funded in whole or part by the Russian government" roflmao Ain't a damn thing we watch news wise anymore that isn't promoting an agenda. Pick your poison?