Friday, January 6, 2017
News that wont make you dizzy.
The UN-Spun News
BREAKING: Obama sneaks in another sucker-punch against US citizens.
2017 NDAA Signed into law December 23, 2016 Op-Ed by Angela McMillan 01/06/2017
In May 2016, a bipartisan bill was introduced to the House of Representatives as the “Countering Foreign Propaganda and Disinformation Act” as H.R.5181. ON Dec 8th 2016, the law was passed in the senate by an overwhelming majority vote 92-7. Approving a $160 million in funding to the US State Department and the Department of defense to organize a new independent agency in collaboration with relevant federal agencies to “counter foreign propaganda and disinformation directed against United States , national security interests and proactively advance fact-based narratives that support the United States Allies and interests”.
What does this all mean? Essentially, this law will allow the US govenement to collect information and generate news media to be distributed to the public to advance their narrative as a counter measure to combat foreign propaganda.
In layman’s terms: If the government sees a Twitter post, independent news or OP-Ed article that they deem to either be foreign propaganda or domestic rhetoric that goes against the grain of the narrative they want the American people to believe. They can then create their own propaganda, distribute it to the media as actual fact. This supposedly is meant to discredit opposing outlets and label them as “fake news” or “Foreign hacking”. The problem with this is the American public will have no way of knowing if the next major headline is true or whether it is a fake story generated by our own government in the name of national security.
U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) Press Release