The relevant document does not specify exactly how companies should notify about such materials.
The US Federal Communications Commission adopted new rules on Thursday requiring US broadcasters to notify about aired material that foreign authorities or their representatives sponsored. The press service of the ministry distributed the document.
According to the authors of the initiative, it aims to ensure that “the public is aware of when a foreign government or its representatives use the airwaves to convince American citizens of something.” The document does not specify exactly how companies should notify about such materials.
“Although US law restricts the ability of foreign authorities and their representatives to obtain broadcasting licenses directly, foreign government organizations are increasingly buying airtime on broadcasting channels within the country,” the statement says. US broadcasters will be required to report material posted on behalf of “foreign governments, foreign political parties, and agents acting on behalf of such organizations, or foreign media based in the United States.”