Friday, December 2, 2016

House Quietly Passes Bill Targeting "Russian Propaganda" Websites

Via Terry

On November 30, one week after the Washington Post launched its witch hunt against "Russian propaganda fake news", with 390 votes for, the House quietly passed "H.R. 6393, Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017", sponsored by California Republican Devin Nunes (whose third largest donor in 2016 is Google parent Alphabet, Inc), a bill which deals with a number of intelligence-related issues, including Russian propaganda, or what the government calls propaganda, and hints at a potential crackdown on "offenders."

A quick skim of the bill reveals "Title V—Matters relating to foreign countries",  whose Section 501 calls for the 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.” 

The section lists the following definitions of media manipulation:

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  1. it what you want but it's a blatant attempt to throttle any and all websites that the current
    infestation in DC does not like and/or cannot control.

  2. Since Trump was helped by these "deplorable", "alt-right" media sites, he should speak out against this authoritarian legislation. He should say he will be like a former President who didn't fear Liberty:
    "We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."--John F. Kennedy, February 26, 1962

  3. "We the people" are the only arbiters in determining truth and falsehood from information and opinion sources. We have delegated no such power to the government to do that for us. And without delegated power, it may do NOTHING (10th Amendment). --Ron W

    1. Evidently most of the Republicans aren't too bright.

  4. Yes, it's expected from leftist, authoritarian Democrats( except old fashioned Southern Democrats) , but most Republicans are either ignorant of or despise the Constitutional "guarantee of a republican form of government" (Article IV, Section 4). --Ron W