Read this one thing; ‘To counter foreign disinformation and propaganda, and for other purposes.’ These are some of the first words, in the title of a bill just rammed through the house and senate as part of our old friend NDAA and ‘This Act may be cited as the ‘‘Countering Foreign Propaganda and Disinformation Act of 2016’’, follows soon thereafter, why does it leave off the ‘and for other purposes’ bit?
Is this the beginning of a ‘Ministry of Truth?’ The article below covers more of the details, but I still didn’t find what the ‘other purposes’ are so I found the Bill itself to read and attempted to find it. You can read it below the quote. The good news is that it expires in 10 years.
Somehow this just seems a bit sneaky and think of the timing. Here we are just over a month away from an Authoritarian National Populist taking over the office of President of the United States. Is this a coincidence? Is this even Constitutional? Will it really stop fake news? At $20,000,000 it isn’t cheap and adds another piece to the government pie. What happened to Smaller Government?
Under the guise of countering foreign “propaganda,” the GOP-controlled Congress quietly passed a bill last week that will unleash even more government propaganda on humanity, while at the same time establishing what critics blasted as an Orwellian “Ministry of Truth.” The “bipartisan” but flatly unconstitutional scheme, dubbed the Countering […]