Sputnik declares my RT as a Foreign Agent article is really about 'drum[ing] up fear about alternative media sources in order to shore up funding for' the BBG.
RT is squarely within the parameters of the definition of a foreign agent — and the intent of the legislation — by distributing informational materials on behalf of a foreign government. This is not about silencing speech. Even the Nazis weren’t convicted on the basis of their message, but the lack of transparency of ownership, direction, and purpose. Call it truth in advertising or know your source.