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Obama Quietly Signs The “Countering Disinformation And Propaganda Act” Into Law

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Recall that as we reported in early June, “a bill to implement the U.S.’ very own de facto Ministry of Truth had been quietly introduced in Congress. As with any legislation attempting to dodge the public spotlight the Countering Foreign Propaganda and Disinformation Act of 2016 marks a further curtailment of press freedom and another avenue to stultify avenues of accurate information. Introduced by Congressmen Adam Kinzinger and Ted Lieu, H.R. 5181 seeks a “whole-government approach without the bureaucratic restrictions” to counter “foreign disinformation and manipulation,” which they believe threaten the world’s “security and stability.”

Also called the Countering Information Warfare Act of 2016 (S. 2692), when introduced in March by Sen. Rob Portman, the legislation represents a dramatic return to Cold War-era government propaganda battles. “These countries spend vast sums of money on advanced broadcast and digital media capabilities, targeted campaigns, funding of foreign political movements, and other efforts to influence key audiences and populations,” Portman explained, adding that while the U.S. spends a relatively small amount on its Voice of America, the Kremlin provides enormous funding for its news organization, RT.

“Surprisingly,” Portman continued, “there is currently no single U.S. governmental agency or department charged with the national level development, integration and synchronization of whole-of-government strategies to counter foreign propaganda and disinformation.”  – READ MORE

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  • Easily remedied after the 20th!
    Whatever the sissy girly golfer does, ignore his ‘commands’.

  • Cathy_With_a_C

    Disinformation and Propaganda Act? What’s the NYT going to fill all those large pages with now?!?

  • RubyTwoThree

    I have read more than one spy novel how a country goes down because of “dis-information”. With the internet propaganda spreads like wild fire. Much like the democrats screaming the Russians did it. Amazing how many believe that story. Soros is the king of fake news and manipulation. Just think what it would be like if the Beast had won and had all this legislation at her finger tips.