On Thursday the senate passed the Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act, a bill to promote ‘coordinated strategy to defend America, Allies Against Propaganda and disinformation from Russia, China & others.’
Senator Murphy said, “Congress has taken a big step in fighting back against fake news and propaganda from countries like Russia. When the president signs this bill into law, the United States will finally have a dedicated set of tools and resources to confront our adversaries’ widespread efforts to spread false narratives that undermine democratic institutions and compromise America’s foreign policy goals.”
This is the exact narrative that Clinton, Obama, and the entire mainstream media have been pushing down our throats for months. It’s just another tool to discredit alternative media sources in favor of the lying mainstream media.
The authors senator Portman and Murphy describe the two main priorities of the bill as:
- The first priority is developing a whole-of-government strategy for countering foreign propaganda and disinformation. The bill would increase the authority, resources, and mandate of the Global Engagement Center to include state actors like Russia and China in addition to violent extremists. The Center will be led by the State Department, but with the active senior level participation of the Department of Defense, USAID, the Broadcasting Board of Governors, the Intelligence Community, and other relevant agencies. The Center will develop, integrate, and synchronize whole-of-government initiatives to expose and counter foreign disinformation operations and proactively advance fact-based narratives that support U.S. allies and interests.
- Second, the legislation seeks to leverage expertise from outside government to create more adaptive and responsive U.S. strategy options. The legislation establishes a fund to help train local journalists and provide grants and contracts to NGOs, civil society organizations, think tanks, private sector companies, media organizations, and other experts outside the U.S. government with experience in identifying and analyzing the latest trends in foreign government disinformation techniques. This fund will complement and support the Center’s role by integrating capabilities and expertise available outside the U.S. government into the strategy-making process. It will also empower a decentralized network of private sector experts and integrate their expertise into the strategy-making process.
The election of Trump is only going to embolden these orwellian asswipes in DC to use their influence to silence alternative voices and view points. Stay vigilant, double check all sources, and beware of the government-media complex and their ‘fake news’ crusade.