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Petition to Lindsey Graham, Robert Menendez, Cory Gardner, Benjamin L. Cardin, Jeanne Shaheen

Impose Sanctions on Russian Propaganda Machine - Санкции против кремлевской пропаганды

Dear Senators, Russia has been waging a malicious campaign of propaganda and disinformation aimed at undermining Western democracies. So far Western response has been focused on false information in the social networks.  But most of fake news are manufactured and spread by mainstream media.  Yet not a single Russian media organization or executive has been subject to US sanctions. We appeal to you as the cosponsors of "Defending American Security from Kremlin Aggression Act of 2018" (S.3336). We urge you to expand the list of US sanctions to the Russian propaganda TV channels and their CEOs. Such action would not in any way infringe on the First Amendment guarantees of free speech. The US Supreme Court in "Sullivan" ruled that a deliberate lie published with actual malice or reckless disregard for the truth is not protected in libel cases. The same legal doctrine should be applied to defending the United States from malicious propaganda from Russia. ************** Уважаемые сенаторы, Россия ведет злостную кампанию пропаганды и дезинформации, с целью подорвать западные демократии. До сих пор ответ Запада касался фальшивой информации в социальных сетях. Но большая часть фейков производится и распространяется центральными СМИ.  Однако ни одна пропагандистская организация или ее руководитель не попали под американские санкции. Мы обращаемся к вам как к ко-спонсорам законопроекта "О защите безопасности Америки от агрессии Кремля - 2018" (S.3336). Мы призываем вас расширить список санкций, включив в него российские пропагандистские телеканалы и их руководителей. Это никоим образом не нарушит свободу слова, гарантированную Первой поправкой Конституции. Верховный суд США в решении по делу "Салливан" постановил, что злонамеренная публикация заведомой лжи не попадает под гарантии свободы слова в делах о клевете. Тот же самый юридический принцип следует применить для защиты Америки от злостной российской пропаганды. [Illustration: The Red Bear by Komar&Melamid]  

Alex Goldfarb
2,312 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to The Walt Disney Company, Walt Disney, Gary Marsh, Lakeitcha Thomas

Bizaardvark Oz Themed Episode

Since the Disney Channel show Bizaardvark has been renewed for a 3rd season this year, I figured I should cooperate with an episode suggestion for it. Here's the story for this petition. When I've watched both seasons, they really impressed me and somehow I had a thought after seeing one of the episodes. My thought was: A special episode of Bizaardvark with a spoof on The Wizard of Oz. I already got the name Ozaardvark last year and the characters on the show [like in the picture above] for the roles. It'll be funny & enjoyable to see for viewers both young and old. We see that in each TV show past and present has some references to the movie [quotes, themes, etc.] and such because it's legend in movie history, but this one would be great for fans of both Wizard of Oz and Bizaardvark. If I can help Disney Channel with that episode, then so can you. I don't care what they say about the show or its stars, it's a great one to watch and we can hope for an episode like this to occur unless we do something about it together. Also, this would work without 2 of the show's creators Josh Lehrman & Kyle Stegina since I've learned that they left, but it'll be okay without them 'cuz we can always remember that in the first place, it was they who made the show from the beginning. This episode must work and we deserve to see one like that in the show. Think about it, Amelia, Paige, Frankie & Bernie are going somewhere over the rainbow. Sign this petition, support and share! #Ozaardvark

Alex Dillard
430 supporters