It is time to get your ringside seats before the battle begins. CNN has been accused by the Russian federal communications watchdog Roskomnadzor. Vadim Ampelonsky is the spokesman and said that CNN is violating their regulations on a continuous basis. CNN may be caught up in a war picked by the United States government over the Russian RT (formerly Russia Today) network. RT is a Russian international television network funded by the Russian government. The U.S. is “demanding” that RT be “registered as a ‘foreign agent’. That has caused quite a bit of pushback from Vladimir Putin. CNN is caught up in the buzz saw.
As Written By WILL RICCIARDELLA for the Daily Caller:
In a bizarre twist in the Russia-Trump collusion narrative, Russia’s media and communications regulator accused CNN International of violating Russian law, and CNN is fighting back.
“CNN International routinely violates Russian legislation,” a spokesman for the Russian federal communications watchdog Roskomnadzor, Vadim Ampelonsky, said Friday, according to Russia Today. “Such breaches are common,” Ampelonsky said, but “it doesn’t mean that we should not react.”
The Russian government did not specify exactly which laws it believed had been breached.
Russia’s allegation may be a response to recent heat on the Russian government in the U.S. because of Russia’s efforts to influence the 2016 elections through social media. Twitter announced in a statement Thursday that it “proactively shared” with congressional intelligence committees “a round-up of ads that three RT accounts targeted to the U.S. market in 2016.”
However, there was no indication that RT had done anything illegal or out of the ordinary.
“President Vladimir Putin told a meeting of Russia’s Security Council on Friday that Russian media outlets working abroad were facing growing and unacceptable pressure,” Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, according to……
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