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    New Russian Law Targets Foreign Media

    They’re fed up with “fake news” too. Russia’s lower house of Parliament approved legislation Wednesday that allows the Kremlin to officially label critical international media outlets as “foreign agents.” The move is retaliation against a new U.S. requirement that the American branch of RT, a Russian state broadcaster, declare itself a foreign agent in compliance with a 1938 law typically reserved for lobbyists with foreign contacts. Both the upper house and President Vladimir Putin are expected to approve the new law, which Amnesty International called a “serious blow” to Russian media freedom.

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