Foreign, state-owned media outlets like Russian-owned RT shouldn’t be allowed to structure themselves in a way that lets them avoid compliance with the Foreign Agents Registration Act and spew propaganda into the U.S. This bill gives the Justice Dept. authority to investigate such outlets.
This bill is an attempt to stifle the First Amendment rights of media outlets owned by foreign governments. Besides, if the bill’s sponsor wants to investigate Russian-owned RT, she should also be going after the British-owned BBC and French-owned France24, among other foreign networks.