Gthe lava of the correspondent point of one of the Russian media tried to recruit FBI agents, the Foreign Ministry said. Washington is also trying to interfere with the work of journalists who cover events not as the United States would like, according to the department
Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the United States tried to recruit the head of the correspondent point of one of the Russian media in Washington, according to a comment by the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
According to Zakharova, the United States is trying to make the activities of Russian journalists accredited in the country as difficult as possible or intimidate them by forcing them to leave.
“Another example of such unprecedented pressure was the two “approaches” of agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation to the head of the office of one of the Russian media in Washington. The goal is obvious — to knock the journalist off balance and try to involve him in compromising «cooperation », — said the official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “It didn’t work,” she said.
According to Zakharova, correspondents are subjected to pressure who cover events “not in the way that Washington agitprop wants”. The Foreign Ministry demanded to immediately stop “bullying Russian journalists”, providing them with normal working conditions in accordance with “freedom of speech standards”.
In March, the Washington Post reported that the FBI used Russian-language advertising on Google’s social media platforms to persuade employees of the Russian embassy in Washington to cooperate. In the special services, they expect that some of the staff of the diplomatic mission does not support the military operation in Ukraine and therefore will want to help American intelligence.
Targeted advertising appeared when using mobile devices only on the territory of the embassy and in the immediate vicinity.Interested in the advertisement, a person can follow the link in the ad to the page of the FBI counterintelligence program, where potential informants are invited to visit the bureau’s office.
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