Vyacheslav Volodin, speaker of the State Duma, said the Parliament could back such a legislation as early as next week, arguing that some US media were attempting to turn public opinion in Russia, Reuters reported. "The demand is discriminative, it contradicts both the democracy and freedom of speech principles".
USA and any other foreign media that fall under the new restrictions could have to regularly disclose to Russian authorities full details of their funding, finances and staffing and might be obliged to say on their social media profiles and internet sites visible in Russia that they are "foreign agents".
He recalled that the US Department of Justice had sent a written notification to the TV channel's top officials regarding the need to become a foreign agent by October 17.
Russian Federation is poised to list US media outlets as "foreign agents" by extending legislation used to restrict the activities of civil society groups, in retaliation for an American order requiring state broadcaster RT to register for a similar status.
Last month, social media giant Twitter took the unprecedented step of banning RT and Sputnik advertisements in response to allegations they were part of a Russian effort to spread misinformation during the 2016 election.
"These are not media, but propaganda tools with 100 percent funding from the USA budget", Pushkov was quoted as saying.
Pyotr Tolstoy, a deputy speaker of the State Duma, suggested that one possibility is that media outlets affected by the new law could be required to include a statement identifying themselves as foreign agents on their social media pages. Failure to register could result in the seizure of RT's US bank accounts and the arrest of the senior editor, Simonyan told Russian news outlets. "It deprives us of fair competition with other worldwide channels, which are not registered as foreign agents".
"Our law on foreign agents does not apply to media".
Russian news media reported in October that the upper house of the Russian parliament had drawn up a blacklist of at least five USA media outlets whose activities in Russia could be restricted in response.
In a statement posted to its Facebook account Thursday night, the Russian Embassy in the United States said the Justice Department's decision "created a risky precedent". Memorial, one of Russia's oldest human rights groups, which has for three decades sought to expose Soviet mass killings and arrests, and the Levada Center, an independent polling agency, were registered as foreign agents by Russia's Ministry of Justice.
The suspect, a 28-year-old known to the police for minor offenses, was arrested at the scene and taken for questioning. Three people are injured after a vehicle plowed into a crowd of people near a school in southwestern France.
There was some controversy over the sentence, as Kakehi was exhibiting signs of early onset dementia at the time of the murders. She would befriend the elderly men through a matchmaking agency, usually going for those who are childless and well-to-do.
Chinese foreign ministry officials previously said that the Chinese government had reported the incident to U.S. officials. No further information about the UCLA players' status beyond Saturday's game in China was immediately released.
Facebook is testing a controversial new strategy they claim will help protect its users from becoming victims of revenge porn . The new initiative is now being piloted in Australia in partnership with the Office of the eSafety Commissioner .
Phoenix will receive Greg Monroe , a first-round pick and a second-round pick in return, according to Wojnarowski and Lowe. I really like the idea of Bledsoe , Middleton and The Greek Freak on the court at the same time.
Becky, who also manages a stable of prominent comedians like Amy Poehler and Kevin Hart, denied threatening any of the women. Comedian Rebecca Corry told the Times of an incident in 2005 when she was appearing in a television pilot alongside C.K.
Arizona , like many states, has no restrictions against operating an autonomous vehicle without a person in the driver's seat. Krafick also announced that the company is going to launch a driverless ride-hailing service in the next few months.
Elliott's lawyers and the NFL Players Association could ask for further litigation if the decision does not go in their favor. The NFL planned to enforce Elliott's suspension beginning Sunday until Friday's intervention by the appeals court.
For the time being, his departure leaves the Packers with two tight ends, Lance Kendricks and Richard Rodgers , on their roster. Former Packers' TE Martellus Bennett claimed on waivers by the New England Patriots , per source.
He said after the United win: "Maybe in the future I can decide a different way or continue in this way". I have a squad with 16 senior players, and five young players. "But I do the best things for my team".
Ultra-quick reshoots cutting Kevin Spacey out of new film
All the Money in the World , directed by Ridley Scott and produced by Sony, isn't the first to cut ties with the actor. It was just last week that Netflix dumped Spacey from " House of Cards ", the wildly popular political show.
'Fifty Shades Freed' trailer has been released!
On a happier note, The Grey's seem to be enjoying married life and nothing has changed in the erotic department, as Mr. Universal Pictures has just released a full-length trailer for Fifty Shades Freed , along with a provocative poster.
How to fix 'hilarious' iOS 11.1 keyboard bug
Apple, for its part, has recognized that this bug exists, but so far, an official patch hasn't been pushed to affected users. For Phrase , users are told to type an upper-case "I", and for shortcut they type a lower-case "i".
Woman fired for flipping Trump the bird
HuffPost offered up the photo in question, along with more detail on Briskman's potential claim against Akima. However, that senior director has not been fired, despite Briskman flagging the comment to management.