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originally posted by: zosimov
Makes one wonder if that whole "food that should not be mentioned" thing was a psy-op to distract from real horrifying crimes that are being committed.
originally posted by: annoyedpharmacist
am I missing something? why is there almost zero interest in this thread?? This is the most important story have ready so far today, and it is like people either dont care, or dont understand this bill's far reaching implications.
Congress Approves Measure for Crusade Against “Fake News” — Using DoD Funding
Congress is ready to join the crusade against so-called “fake news,” forwarding a measure through the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to combat purported foreign propaganda and disinformation. The news comes after mainstream media have been busy promoting bogus blacklists, lashing out at those who dare question the narrative.
RT is not what they are after. They want the right to erase new sites that they consider propaganda.
If they are just working against foreign propaganda that's not nowhere near as bad as what you people are saying.
Of course the devil is in the details. I just noticed that it says they will be partnering with corporations on this, so on second thought it probably is a evil and terrible as you think.
The Obama administration embraced the changes, promoted by congressional Republicans before the November elections. It was passed earlier this month by the Republican-controlled House and Senate as part of a much larger and essentially unrelated bill, which awaits Obama's signature or veto.
The new law's formalization of the structural shift, to an advisory board with a CEO directly appointed by the president, was seen as a way to ensure the broadcasters could function more smoothly.
But the election of Donald Trump, whose attitude towards the press veers wildly depending on the favorability of the treatment he receives, has left some supporters of the venerable broadcaster worried. Critics, such as Democratic board member Michael Kempner, charge that the Obama administration and Congress are handing Trump new propaganda tools with a vast international reach.