Foreign Minister threatened to restrict the American media in Russia
Moscow may limit the operation of American mass media in Russia in response to the oppression of Washington the Russian media. This was stated by the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, the TV channel NTV.
She noted that the Russian law on mass media “is the article which prescribes that if in any country in respect of the Russian media apply restrictive measures to respond adequately in relation to correspondents in this country, which operate on the territory of the Russian Federation, and the same position is laid down in article accreditation rules inkarrow”. She stressed that Moscow will take similar measures against American media in case of pressure on Russian journalists on the territory of the United States.
Earlier, the Federation Council Commission for the protection of the sovereignty were asked relevant agencies to develop an action plan in response to US pressure on the Russian media. At the same time, the Commission recommended that the Ministry of foreign Affairs “in the shortest possible time” to draw the attention of the U.S. Ambassador “on the inadmissibility of actions of us authorities against the Russian media.”
In the United States conducted an investigation of the influence of Russia on the presidential elections in 2016. In the present case to the Senate Committee on intelligence called the company Facebook, Twitter and parent company Google Alphabet. In late September, Twitter gave the U.S. Congress the expenditure on advertising in social media channel RT. According to Twitter, the TV station spent $274 thousand the Chief editor of RT Margarita Simonyan called the report “monstrous.”
Previously, Facebook also gave the Congress information about the “Russian” accounts in social networks, which bought political advertising on $100 thousand According to the Vice-President for policy and communications at Facebook, Elliot Schrage, is this saw about 10 million users of the social network. In early October, Google removed the RT from your a premium package on YouTube.