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  • Congressmen Seek To Lift Propaganda Ban

    05/21/2012 9:00:18 AM PDT · by JohnKinAK · 9 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 5/18/2012 | Michael Hastings
    An amendment that would legalize the use of propaganda on American audiences is being inserted into the latest defense authorization bill, BuzzFeed has learned. The amendment would “strike the current ban on domestic dissemination” of propaganda material produced by the State Department and the Pentagon, according to the summary of the law at the House Rules Committee's official website. The tweak to the bill would essentially neutralize two previous acts—the Smith-Mundt Act of 1948 and Foreign Relations Authorization Act in 1987—that had been passed to protect U.S. audiences from our own government’s misinformation campaigns. The bi-partisan amendment is sponsored by...
  • Congressmen Seek To Lift Propaganda Ban

    05/20/2012 10:40:55 AM PDT · by thouworm · 82 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | May 18, 2012 | Michael Hastings
    “I just don’t want to see something this significant – whatever the pros and cons – go through without anyone noticing,” “ says one source on the Hill, who is disturbed by the law. According to this source, the law would allow "U.S. propaganda intended to influence foreign audiences to be used on the domestic population." The new law would give sweeping powers to the State Department and Pentagon to push television, radio, newspaper, and social media onto the U.S. public. “It removes the protection for Americans,” says a Pentagon official who is concerned about the law. “It removes oversight...
  • Congressmen Seek To Lift Propaganda Ban (government propaganda)

    05/18/2012 8:24:49 PM PDT · by JimWayne · 5 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | May 18, 2012 | Michael Hastings
    An amendment that would legalize the use of propaganda on American audiences is being inserted into the latest defense authorization bill, BuzzFeed has learned... The tweak to the bill would essentially neutralize two previous acts—the Smith-Mundt Act of 1948 and Foreign Relations Authorization Act in 1987—that had been passed to protect U.S. audiences from our own government’s misinformation campaigns. The bi-partisan amendment is sponsored by Rep. Mark Thornberry from Texas and Rep. Adam Smith from Washington State. In a little noticed press release earlier in the week — buried beneath the other high-profile issues in the $642 billion defense bill,...