Propaganda Ban Reversal Concerns Civil Libertarians

BUZZFEED 07/25/13 By Rosie Gray WASHINGTON — Civil libertarians are warning that an amendment to an anti-propaganda law that will allow United States government-made news to be spread to Americans could lead to “blowback” from our adversaries and inundate Americans with government propaganda. The change to the Smith-Mundt Act, which […]

Rand Paul’s Filibuster Gives Civil Liberties A Rare Washington Moment

BUZZFEED 03/06/13 By Rosie Gray WASHINGTON — Kentucky Senator Rand Paul’s hours-long, multi-senator filibuster of John Brennan’s CIA director nomination has accomplished a rare feat: questions about targeted killing and the drone program have vaulted from the fringes to the forefront of Washington conversation, and it’s lasted nearly an entire […]

NDAA 2013: Congress Approves Domestic Deceptive Propaganda

RUSSIA TODAY 05/22/12 Reauthorizing the indefinite detention of US citizens without charge might be the scariest provision in next year’s defense spending bill, but it certainly isn’t the only one worth worrying about. An amendment tagged on the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 would allow for the […]

Congressmen Seek to Lift Propaganda Ban

BUZZFEED 05/18/12 By Michael Hastings An amendment that would legalize the use of propaganda on American audiences is being inserted into the latest defense authorization bill, BuzzFeed has learned. The amendment would “strike the current ban on domestic dissemination” of propaganda material produced by the State Department and the Pentagon, […]