STAFF NEWS & ANALYSIS
Silence Over Fedgov Anti-Media Bills Will Yield to Worse
By Daily Bell Staff – December 17, 2016
Should journalists be worried about the Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act? The Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act was rolled into H.R. 6393 and is headed to the President for approval. -Network World
There is such a hush regarding H.R. 6393 that we can’t tell if it’s been signed by the President yet and likewise another anti-media bill H.R. 5181 – introduced by Congressmen Adam Kinzinger and Ted Lieu – has a very low, nearly non-existent, profile.
Taken together, these bills will create a significant change in how Congress and fedgov relate to the media, especially the alternative media.
H.R. 6939, which is apparently awaiting the President’s signature, is intended to “help American allies counter foreign government propaganda from Russia, China and other nations.” It passed