Portland Man arrested for stalking, harassing Oregon editor

February 5, 2019
Therese Bottomly, editor of The Oregonian/OregonLive, was stalked, harassed, and threatened by a Portland man that repeatedly stated Bottomly had published false information. Kevin Michael Purfield was arrested and indicted on charges that he stalked and harassed Bottomly on Jan. 29, according to OregonLive. Purfield reportedly sent numerous emails and phone calls to the newsroom alleging that Bottomly had published false information — including about the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary mass shooting.Purfield, who repeatedly called the newsroom to say that …

U.S.-based news outlets funded by Russia ordered to register as foreign agents

June 3, 2019
RM Broadcasting and RIA Global LLC — U.S.-based news organizations funded by the Russian government — were ordered to register as foreign agents under the Foreign Agents Registration Act.RIA Global, which produces content for the Russian state-owned news outlet Sputnik, was ordered to register under FARA in January 2018. RM Broadcasting was also ordered to register around the same time, but the outlet’s owner Arnold Ferolito filed a lawsuit over the order.On May 7, 2019, a federal judge rejected RM …
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