You’ve got to wonder if the Democrats had this planned all along. While we were all being barraged by the Leftist Media with accusations of Russians hacking the election, Obama was sitting in the wings just waiting to sign the 2017 NDAA with an important provision.
That provision allows the government to filter information to the public.
Setting the stage with stories of the Russians hacking and influencing the election just gives them more justification to act. The questions is: how does this affect freedom of the press and freedom of speech?
Independent Journal Review reports:
By the stroke of Obama’s pen, the Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act also became law as it was included in the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act.
The bill was initially introduced by Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) in March and was later inserted into the latest NDAA installment.
The Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act has two main goals, according to a press release on Portman’s Senate website:
• The first priority is developing a whole-of-government strategy for countering THE foreign propaganda and disinformation being wages [sic] against us and our allies by our enemies. The bill would increase the authority, resources, and mandate of the Global Engagement Center to include state actors like Russia and China as well as non-state actors. The Center will be led by the State Department, but with the active senior level participation of the Department of Defense, USAID, the Broadcasting Board of Governors, the Intelligence Community, and other relevant agencies. The Center will develop, integrate, and synchronize whole-of-government initiatives to expose and counter foreign disinformation operations by our enemies and proactively advance fact-based narratives that support U.S. allies and interests.
• Second, the legislation seeks to leverage expertise from outside government to create more adaptive and responsive U.S. strategy options. The legislation establishes a fund to help train local journalists and provide grants and contracts to NGOs, civil society organizations, think tanks, private sector companies, media organizations, and other experts outside the U.S. government with experience in identifying and analyzing the latest trends in foreign government disinformation techniques. This fund will complement and support the Center’s role by integrating capabilities and expertise available outside the U.S. government into the strategy-making process. It will also empower a decentralized network of private sector experts and integrate their expertise into the strategy-making process.
Sen. Rob Portman argues the provision empowers the United States government to thwart foreign governments from engaging in “extensive, and destabilizing, foreign propaganda and disinformation operations” such as those Democrats accused Russians of doing in our recent elections.
The puzzle pieces fall neatly into place.
Was this planned for Hillary to use against Conservatives?
Did Trump’s victory stop an effort to silence Conservatives?
The 2016 election might have been even more important than we thought!