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Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act H.R. 5181

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posted on Dec, 12 2016 @ 12:04 AM

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.

No it has been around way too long the "food" one more of the "horrifying crimes".

posted on Dec, 12 2016 @ 02:40 AM

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.

Same with the related article that came out earlier:

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.

posted on Dec, 12 2016 @ 09:47 AM
a reply to: sad_eyed_lady

RT is not what they are after. They want the right to erase new sites that they consider propaganda.

The focus of conflict right now is wherever the war is happening, the war, and the politics behind the reasoning for fighting it.

The war for Aleppo, Syria, Baltic states, Ukraine, parts of Africa. is all about pushing out independent countries and their government to replace them with ones more loyal to the west. Thus the whole genre of Humanitarian Interventions and Regime Change for Democracy. Primarily aimed directly at Russia, China and their allies, but mainly Russia and China.

It has always been this way. Any source of information that opposes the narrative of American Exceptionalism is suspect under that banner, any mouthpiece that opposes the party line / official story, is to be increasingly marginalized.

RT is surely one of those sources. About the only one I see on main stream tv that doesn't toe the line. As is the channel isn't advertised as a news source on the cable listing, it just says other, and 240 minutes as a descriptor. You have to find it and purvey it on your own to get alternative to the main stream news (On TV).

posted on Dec, 12 2016 @ 11:32 AM
a reply to: intrptr

This is about controlling the media in any way the govt so desires. It will restrict freedom of the press. The Internet is now under UN control and just wait and see what disappears.

posted on Dec, 12 2016 @ 12:58 PM
a reply to: sad_eyed_lady

I already now where this is leading. My mom grew up in War Time Germany. It was a crime to listen to any but official news broadcasts.

Phooey on the Nazi State.

posted on Dec, 14 2016 @ 11:41 AM
a reply to: CB328

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.

Yes. And now we know the rest of the story...

Assuming Hillary was going to win...

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.

An Obama-Backed Change At Voice Of America Has Trump Critics Worried

And this is scary interesting....
Did The GOP Just Hand Breitbart A Global Media Company That You Paid For?

See, here's the thing. Obama was never the Socialist/Marxist he was made out to be. He actually has governed as a moderate Republican of the past, while the Rep Party has become a party of the fringe far right. Hence, this action is what a moderate conservative would have done to make govt run more smoothly. Unfortunately, this action could now be in the hands of an authoritarian fringe govt.

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