Again from Politico
Michael Hastings, who wrote the Rolling Stone piece that got Stan McChrystal fired, posts on the Manhattan-based website BuzzFeed about an under-the-radar push to remove restrictions on the government targeting our own citizens with propaganda: "An amendment to the defense authorization bill 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."
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