Submitted by Harold Saive
President Obama Signs Portman-Murphy Counter-Propaganda Bill into Law
Hillary Clinton Approves
December 23, 2016 | Press Releases
Portman-Murphy Bill Promotes Coordinated Strategy to Defend America, Allies Against Propaganda and Disinformation from Russia, China & Others
NDAA HIDES KEY LEGISLATION IN DANGEROUS Portman-Murphy Counter-Propaganda Bill PASSED BY SENATE
Posted by Aaron Kesel | Dec 12, 2016 |
The U.S. Senate quietly passed the Countering Information Warfare Act of 2016 on Thursday, using the National Defense Authorization Act to conceal strong legislation against the public.
S. 2692, the “Countering Disinformation And Propaganda Act” by Portman/Murphy Bill would “establish an inter-agency center housed at the State Department to coordinate and synchronize counter-propaganda efforts throughout the U.S. government.”
To further support these efforts, the bill would also “create a grant program for NGOs, think tanks, civil society and other experts outside government who are engaged in counter-propaganda related work.”
— Stefan Molyneux (@StefanMolyneux) December 10, 2016
“The Center will be led by the State Department, but with the active senior level participation of the Department of Defense, USAID, the Broadcasting Board of Governors, the Intelligence Community, and other relevant agencies.”
This means that the government would be fully in charge of running the media—not that they don’t do that already (Example: sending press packages to journalists). The second part of the bill would make it legal to give the same agencies running the “counter propaganda” part of the bill authorization to label which media organizations are “propaganda.”
$20 MILLION for paid op-eds! Portman-Murphy would make propaganda the law of the land! pic.twitter.com/
— Mike Cernovich ?? (@Cernovich) December 10, 2016
In other words, the act would further strip away the Freedom of the Press that is protected by the First Amendment, and would set the stage for future witch hunts and website shutdowns, purely based off of accusations with no due process.
No judge, no jury, just Orwellian censorship of “disinformation and propaganda.” Meanwhile, the U.S. government will freely spread its propaganda unhinged, I guarantee it.
The bill would also provides grants and funds for NGO’s and think tanks like Propornot. It was featured in a fraudulent libelous article that has since been retracted by the Washington Post, which was perfect timed along with the consideration of this bill.
CIA Director William Colby must be rolling in his grave. He exposed the media disinformation campaign used by the CIA years ago during the Church Committee. None of this is disinformation, it’s just inconvenient truth, and if the government gets its way, these inconvenient truths will go away buried in history forever.