Rep Eshoo Wants FCC Investigation of RT, Sputnik Broadcasts

Rep Anna Eshoo (D-CA) has called on Federal Communications CommissionChairman Ajit Pai to investigate Russian state-sponsored media outlets RT and Sputnik. She points out that the US intelligence community has concluded both meddled in the elections and also that this is her third letter she has sent to the chairman seeking an investigation. She says Pai's responses to the previous two were to dismiss her concerns while failing to fully address them. She wants the FCC to look into the following: "Were RT and Sputnik transmitting over US airwave licensee stations and were those broadcast stations in compliance with FCC foreign sponsorship disclosure rules at that time? For what percentage of airtime were the broadcasters transmitting broadcast from RT and Sputnik, respectively? If the broadcasters were not in compliance under the FCC’s foreign state sponsorship rules, what steps is the Commission taking to address those transgressions, including but not limited to the revocation of broadcast reauthorization of the US stations?"


Rep Eshoo Wants FCC Investigation of RT, Sputnik Broadcasts