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Russian parliament to investigate US media operating there

AP  |  Moscow 

Russia's lower house of is launching an investigation into US media that operates in Russia, a move that comes amid growing suspicion in America of Russian interference.

A statement on the website of the chamber, the Duma, does not specify how the investigation would be conducted or what might be done with its

Deputy Konstantin Zatulin, who initiated the move, calls it "a response to the actions of American politicians who have systematically accused Russian media of interference in US internal affairs," according to the Friday statement.

The statement singles out a bill introduced this week that would give the Justice Department authority to investigate Russia's English-language outlet RT America for potential violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act.

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First Published: Sat, March 18 2017. 20:32 IST