Skip to comments.US gears up to fight Russian ‘disinformation’ with… disinformation
Posted on 03/27/2016 7:18:00 AM PDT by DeathBeforeDishonor1
Two US senators are proposing legislation to counter, what they consider to be disinformation spread by certain foreign media. What better way to kick-start their campaign than by basing their bill on spurious nonsense? Republican Senator Rob Portman and his Democratic colleague Chris Murphy are deeply concerned about foreign propaganda. They demand that Uncle Sam throws even more money at the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), which is already given around $768 million annually.
Not content with the EUs Stratcom East and NATOs Riga-based communications centre, Portman and Murphy want a new center for Information Analysis and Response to analyze "foreign government information-warfare efforts.
What better place to launch the crusade than at NATOs Atlantic Council appendage? An organization funded by such disinterested and neutral parties as the US State Department, Lockheed Martin, the Kingdom of Bahrain and the monarchy of the United Arab Emirates?
Portman certainly couldnt think of a better venue, so he showed up on Wednesday to express his satisfaction that the US version of events is better. This attitude is not a shock. Most of the US elite, and their media champions believe America has a monopoly on truth. Next, Portman warned that Russia, China and other countries are trying to "manipulate and control information to achieve their national goals, often at the expense of the interests and values of America's allies.
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And if two demorat senators had been asked they'd send Al Franken and Pee Wee Herman
The Russians must be threatening to release info on the Senator’s corruption and sex scandals. This must be stopped immediately for the sake of the Republic!
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