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Congressmen seek to ‘legalize the use of propaganda on American audiences’

By Judd Legum on May 19, 2012 at 1:02 pm

"Congressmen seek to ‘legalize the use of propaganda on American audiences’"

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BuzzFeed reports that Rep. Mark Thornberry (R-TX) and Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA) have inserted a provision into the latest defense authorization bill that would “‘strike the current ban on domestic dissemination’ of propaganda material produced by the State Department and the Pentagon.” The proposal would “give sweeping powers to the State Department and Pentagon to push television, radio, newspaper, and social media onto the U.S. public.”

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