Propaganda is now legal in the USA for Domestic Consumption – Smith-Mundt Modernization Act of? 2012, Smith-Mundt modified in 2013, removing ALL COMPUNCTION

The Smith-Mundt Modernization Act of 2012, which was contained within the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (section 1078 (a)) amended the United States Information and Educational Exchange Act of 1948 and the Foreign Relations Authorization Act of 1987, allowing for materials produced by the State Department and the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) to be available within the United States. BBG dudes control ALL airways… remember that.
 
U.S. Repeals Propaganda Ban, Spreads Government-Made News 
www.foreignpolicy.com/2013/07/14/u-s-repeals-propagan
Jul 14, 2013   For decades, a so-called anti-propaganda law prevented the U.S. … “from the Soviet Union where domestic propaganda is a principal government activity. … the Smith-Mundt Modernization Act of 2012,
Smith–Mundt Act – signed into law by President Harry S. Truman on January 27, 1948. The U.S. Information and Educational Exchange Act of 1948 (Public Law 80-402), Since 1972, the act prohibits domestic access to information intended for foreign audiences. Prior to this, the United States Department of State …
www.congress.gov/bill/112th-congress/house-bill/5736/text
www.workers.org/2016/12/15/fake-news-covers-up-domestic-propagan…
NDAA legalizes the use of propaganda www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-12-10/senate-quietly-passes-countering-disinformation-and-propaganda-act
H.R. 6393, Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 seeks to crack down on websites suspected of conducting Russian propaganda and calling for the US government to “counter active measures by Russia to exert covert influence … carried out in  coordination with, or at the behest of, political leaders or the security services of the Russian Federation and the role of the Russian Federation has been hidden or not acknowledged publicly,” another, perhaps even more dangerous and limiting to civil rights and freedom of speech bill passed on December 8.
“Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act” passed in the Senate, quietly inserted inside the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Report – marks a further curtailment of press freedom and another avenue to stultify avenues of accurate information – further chips away at press liberties in the US, and which sets the stage for future which hunts and website shutdowns, purely as a result of an accusation that any one media outlet or site is considered as a source of “disinformation and propaganda” and is shut down by the government. Introduced by Congressmen Adam Kinzinger and Ted Lieu, H.R. 5181 seeks a “whole-government approach without the bureaucratic restrictions” to counter “foreign disinformation and manipulation,” which they believe threaten the world’s “security and stability.”
Countering Information Warfare Act of 2016 (S. 2692), when introduced in March by Sen. Rob Portman, the legislation represents a dramatic return to Cold War-era government propaganda battles. – to counter foreign propaganda and disinformation by establishing an interagency center housed at the State Department to coordinate and synchronize counter-propaganda efforts throughout the U.S. government. To support these efforts, the bill also creates a grant program for NGOs, think tanks, civil society and other experts outside government who are engaged in counter-propaganda related work. This will better leverage existing expertise and empower local communities to defend themselves from foreign manipulation.
In other words, the Act will i) greenlight the government to crack down with impunity against any media property it deems “propaganda”, and ii) provide substantial amounts of money fund an army of “local journalist” counterpropaganda, to make sure the government’s own fake news drowns that of the still free “fringes.”
So while packaged politely in a veneer of “countering disinformation and propaganda”, the bill, once signed by Obama, will effectively give the government a full mandate to punish, shut down or otherwise prosecute, any website it deems offensive and a source of “foreign government propaganda from Russia, China or other nations.” And since there is no formal way of proving whether or not there is indeed a foreign propaganda sponsor, all that will be sufficient to eliminate any “dissenting” website, will be the government’s word against that of the website. One can be confident that the US government will almost certainly prevail in every single time.
 
h/t verumcuibono

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