Moscow plans retaliation to "US pressure on Russian media"

Russian President Vladimir Putin is seen at the headquarters of the

On Thursday, Margarita Simonya, RT's chief editor, said that the outlet will give in to U.S. Justice Department demands that it register as a foreign agent by Monday.

"It contradicts both the democracy and freedom of speech principles".

"It deprives us of fair competition with other global channels, which are not registered as foreign agents", she was quoted as saying by RT.

Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in a news briefing that Russia was now considering retaliatory measures against USA media outlets.

Russian influence in the US has come under increasing scrutiny in the months following the 2016 presidential elections.

Russian lawmakers raced Friday to draft measures requiring U.S. media outlets and possibly social media networks to register as foreign agents, saying they could be adopted as early as next week.

A senior lawmaker with the ruling United Russia party, Sergei Neverov, told reporters that the new measures could include social networks.

The speaker of the Russian parliament warned on Friday that media from the United States and other countries could be declared "foreign agents" and thus be compelled to declare full details of their finances as well as their funding and staffing. "Our lawyers say that if we don't register as a foreign agent, the director of our company in America could be arrested, and the accounts of the company could be seized".

The Justice Department set a deadline of November 13 for RT to register as a foreign agency based on accusations that the Russian government-funded cable news network and website was a Kremlin propaganda outlet.

Tensions between the US and Russian Federation have escalated steadily since President Donald Trump came to power in January, as his campaign promises to improve relations have faltered under the pressure of mounting investigations into the allegations that Russian Federation helped secure his victory.

In the past, the ministry also has mentioned CNN, which does not receive USA government funds, but is a frequent target of criticism by the Russian government for what it says is anti-Russian bias in its reporting.

An intelligence report in January alleged the outlet spearheaded "strategic messaging for [the] Russian government", fueling political conflicts in the USA during the 2016 campaign. The decision came in the wake of investigations into Kremlin attempts to interfere in the 2016 US presidential election.

Russian telecoms watchdog Roskomnadzor, for its part, proposed blocking the websites of foreign media groups and nongovernmental organisations, without any need of a court order.

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