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U.S. Government Pass Bill Outlawing Independent Media

Published on December 11, 2016 by   ·   5 Comments

U.S. government pass bill that outlaws independent media outlets

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The U.S. Senate passed a bill on Friday that will effectively outlaw all forms of independent media from being accessed in the United States.

The “Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act” not only allows the U.S. government to ban outlets deemed to be “Russian propaganda,” but gives them the ability to legally spread disinformation online via social networks and mainstream media outlets.

Senate.gov reports:

U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) today announced that their Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act – legislation designed to help American allies counter foreign government propaganda from Russia, China, and other nations – has passed the Senate as part of the FY 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Report.

The bipartisan bill, which was introduced by Senators Portman and Murphy in March, will improve the ability of the United States to counter foreign propaganda and disinformation by establishing an interagency center housed at the State Department to coordinate and synchronize counter-propaganda efforts throughout the U.S. government.

To support these efforts, the bill also creates a grant program for NGOs, think tanks, civil society and other experts outside government who are engaged in counter-propaganda related work. This will better leverage existing expertise and empower local communities to defend themselves from foreign manipulation.

“The passage of this bill in the Senate today takes us one critical step closer to effectively confronting the extensive, and destabilizing, foreign propaganda and disinformation operations being waged against us. While the propaganda and disinformation threat has grown, the U.S. government has been asleep at the wheel.

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Readers Comments (5)

  1. Don Julio Don Julio says:

    Lol wtf y’all on

  2. This article seems totally fabricated. You can read the bill yourself here:
    https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/6393

    The closest thing I could find relating to the article is (from the summary):
    TITLE V–MATTERS RELATING TO FOREIGN COUNTRIES
    (Sec. 501) This title establishes an executive branch interagency committee to counter active measures by the Russian Federation to exert covert influence over peoples and governments (with the role of the Russian Federation hidden or not acknowledged publicly) through front groups, covert broadcasting, media manipulation, disinformation or forgeries, funding agents of influence, incitement, offensive counterintelligence, assassinations, or terrorist acts. The committee shall expose falsehoods, agents of influence, corruption, human rights abuses, terrorism, and assassinations carried out by the security services or political elites of the Russian Federation or their proxies.
    The committee must report annually on the steps it is taking to counter Russia’s active covert influence measures.

  3. John Hollis John Hollis says:

    A classic example of why you shouldn’t get your news from Facebook.




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