This is one Orwellian bill and it is attached to the NDAA. We are heading for 1984. The government will control what we read and say if they have their way. It’s Marxist infantilism.
The sad thing about the Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act is it is bipartisan.
The latest rage is to silence so-called ‘fake news’ because Americans are seen as unable to do it.
“Something needs to be done about blatantly false news stories that circulate widely on Facebook and other social media platforms,” Howard Kurtz said on “Happening Now.” He is only one of many in the fake stream media and among the politicians complaining about so-called fake news. It’s the government pencil pushers who will get to decide what is or isn’t fake news thanks to this bill. It will grow and expand.
The vague and ill-defined Act, also known as the Portman-Murphy Act, can be defined any way that an administration wants it to be defined. It was quietly signed by Barack Obama this Christmas and Hanukkah Eve when no one is paying attention. It establishes a big government Ministry of Truth and it’s a globalist’s dream.
It establishes “an interagency center housed at the State Department to coordinate and synchronize counter-propaganda efforts throughout the US government.
Whatever that means. One thing it definitely means is there will be unelected and unaccountable bureaucrats deciding what we are allowed to see and say for public consumption.