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originally posted by: reldra
Sadly, a lot of people will not read it. Or if they do, somehow will read, "Evil Obama, while saying bwahahaha, signs secret order, at midnight in a ritual circle, to make all alternative news illegal."
originally posted by: xuenchen
Looks like "CNN" has a contract for 10 years
(1) Authorization of appropriations
There is authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary of State for fiscal years 2017 and 2018 $20,000,000 to support the Center and provide grants or contracts of financial support to civil society groups, journalists, nongovernmental organizations, federally funded research and development centers, private companies, or academic institutions for the following purposes:
(A)To support local independent media who are best placed to refute foreign disinformation and manipulation in their own communities.
(B)To collect and store examples in print, online, and social media, disinformation, misinformation, and propaganda directed at the United States and its allies and partners.
(C)To analyze tactics, techniques, and procedures of foreign government information warfare with respect to disinformation, misinformation, and propaganda.
(D)To support efforts by the Center to counter efforts by foreign governments to use disinformation, misinformation, and propaganda to influence the policies and social and political stability of the United States and United States allies and partners.
originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
a reply to: Chadwickus
What does that even mean? We're talking about information (words, ideas, facts). Who decides what is or isnt "foreign"?
Hell, during the cold war did they ever even ban the word communism? Was it illegal to have a brochure?
And did this piece of #^$$*$# just sign this thing on Christmas?
Late Friday night, President Obama signed the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act into law,
originally posted by: seagull
The gist of it is this, apparently...
We can not be trusted to make up our own minds, there fore others will be making it up for us. Isn't that nice of them? Spare us all that problem of thinking for ourselves...
So happy. Thinking is hard work, after all, one might be subversive and have unsanctioned thoughts about stuff.
‘Fake news’ sparks nuclear threat between Pakistan & Israel
The Pakistani defense minister threatened Israel with nuclear war on Twitter, apparently responding to information from a site known for peddling out-of-this-world conspiracy theories.
Pakistani Minister of Defense Khawaja Muhammad Asif tweeted a thinly-veiled threat towards Israel on Friday, “reminding” it that Pakistan is a nuclear power that will strike back if attacked.
originally posted by: kaylaluv
Can someone show me the exact words in the act that makes "fake news illegal"?
What I see is the forming of a strategy to counter disinformation with facts.
With this bill now law, we are finally signaling that enough is enough; the United States will no longer sit on the sidelines. We are going to confront this threat head-on.