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America First Legal’s Litigation Against Biden State Department Unearths Orwellian, Internal USAID “Disinformation Primer” ^ | 3/14/2024 | America First Legal (AFL)

Posted on 03/15/2024 3:00:49 PM PDT by bitt

Today, America First Legal (AFL) released documents from litigation against the U.S. Department of State’s Global Engagement Center (GEC), exposing the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)’s internal “Disinformation Primer.”

Foundation for Freedom Online (FFO), founded by Mike Benz, analyzed these documents and discovered that:

The US Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Center on Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance (DRG) created an internal “Disinformation Primer” that revealed the agency’s explicit praise for private sector censorship strategies and proposed additional censorship practices and techniques;

USAID’s censorship proposals were aimed at influencing private-sector technology companies, media organizations, education ministries, national governments, and funding bodies;

USAID endorsed “Advertiser Outreach” for the purpose of getting corporate advertisers to financially throttle disfavored media sources and social media accounts;

USAID recommended Google’s Redirect Method and “prebunking” (i.e., psychological inoculation) as potential solutions to stop the erosion of traditional media influence over citizen hearts and minds;

USAID proposed targeting gamers and gaming sites, pushing the need to censor their formation of “interpretations of the world that differ from ‘mainstream’ sources” and stopping them from “contributing their own research” to collectively form their own “populist expertise.”

AFL’s lawsuit against the State Department previously exposed how the Global Engagement Center (GEC) carries out state propaganda through willing participants from private media organizations. Read about it here on X.

AFL also released a bombshell X thread on the eleven “journalists” who decide what the American people get to see online based on documents from this lawsuit.

Read the full document here and FFO’s analysis here.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: arrestsamanthapower; cia; defunddrg; disinformation; drg; enemieslist; minitru; operationmockingbird; policestate; psychologicalwarfare; samanthapower; sedition; statedepartment; usaid; warcrimes

1 posted on 03/15/2024 3:00:49 PM PDT by bitt
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see also

USAID Internal Documents Reveal Government Plot To Promote Censorship Initiatives

2 posted on 03/15/2024 3:01:36 PM PDT by bitt (<img src=' 'width=30%>)
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3 posted on 03/15/2024 3:14:43 PM PDT by Liz (This then is how we should pray: Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. )
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To: bitt
So much of government now needs pruning. Serious pruning. And perhaps some utter and complete transparency.

The Democrats will balk at that of course, as would any corruption bank at being exposed. As the tagline says, "degrow government." It is past the time to have begun that project.

4 posted on 03/15/2024 3:35:24 PM PDT by Worldtraveler once upon a time (Degrow government)
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To: Worldtraveler once upon a time

Felled. I would prefer that. 😏

5 posted on 03/15/2024 3:59:00 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear ("Equity" = "All animals are equal. Some animals are more equal than others.")
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---- "Felled. I would prefer that. 😏"

We are in agreement. The Biden administration as well as the "burrowed in" remnants of the Obamas has needed and continues to need rooting out.

6 posted on 03/15/2024 4:01:14 PM PDT by Worldtraveler once upon a time (Degrow government)
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7 posted on 03/15/2024 4:12:12 PM PDT by ptsal (Vote R.E.D. >>>Remove Every Democrat ***)
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To: bitt

USAID has been a nest of commie vipers since day 1.

8 posted on 03/15/2024 5:00:43 PM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: Liz

We almost lost the country...

9 posted on 03/15/2024 7:50:54 PM PDT by GOPJ (Question: What are the two things Biden finds at ice cream shops? A. Ice cream and young children.)
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We are nearing 100% Orwellian state every day with democrats in charge.

10 posted on 03/16/2024 7:00:04 AM PDT by Vaduz
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