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1) The reason for the #Gannett firings may (?) reside in the #Hussein era Countering Disinformation & Propaganda Act included in the #NDAA for fiscal year 2017 that #O signed. It expired in Dec 2018. Originally submitted by #Portman/Murphy & called the Countering Information
2) Warfare Act, it was then co-sponsored as titled by #RepAdamKinzinger & #RepTedLieu as H.R. 5181. This dystopic, #MinistryOfTruth like #Bill, would 'develop & disseminate’ “fact-based narratives” to counter effrontery propaganda.
Think #C_A & #Gannett connection w/4AM talking
3) points à la #OperationMockingbird. The #Bill was created to enable a gov't crack down on any media property it deems #Propaganda, & here's the kicker in all this, it provides substantial amounts of #Money to fund an army of local journalists to disseminate counter-propaganda,
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