US Senate bill targets RT.com & Sputnik as ‘propaganda’

US Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-New Hampshire) claims RT and Sputnik are
“designed to undermine our democracy” and even compared them to Nazi
propaganda while promoting her bill, a reaction to alleged Russian hacking
of the 2016 election.

Shaheen took to the Senate floor on Tuesday to promote her bill, entitled “Foreign
Agents Registration Modernization and Enforcement Act,” which she says would provide
the Justice Department with “new and necessary authority to investigate potential
violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act by RT America.”

Shaheen says her bill was written in response to Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016
election and deliberately spreading false news stories that she related to Nazi propaganda.

The Senator claims RT has violated the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), which
was passed “in response to concerns about Nazi propaganda being disseminated in the
United States without people knowing what it was.”

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