As usual it's fine for us unfortunates who don't happen to be exceptional like citizens of the USA, as it will only apply to the USA's foreign powers. You know, like the whole world except for them, because they're so "exceptional" and that.
So in congress over there they have this bill now that will allow the US to send agents in secretly to any country they want to, influence the population of that country via it's various media, and thereby make said population/pawns more pro-US.
This is all for the "truth" they're saying. Yes, the "truth" will therefore be coming from the US gov and not independent people. Sort of an Orwellian "Ministry of Truth" as it's being described.
It sounds absolutely diabolical.
H.R. 5181 tasks the Secretary of State with coordinating the Secretary of Defense, the Director of National Intelligence, and the Broadcasting Board of Governors to “establish a Center for Information Analysis and Response,” which will pinpoint sources of disinformation, analyze data, and — in true dystopic manner — ‘develop and disseminate’ “fact-based narratives” to counter effrontery propaganda.
Listed among nine core duties of this propaganda response squad, according to the bill’s text, emphasis added, will be
“Identifying current and emerging trends in foreign propaganda and disinformation, including the use of print, broadcast, online and social media, support for third-party outlets such as think tanks, political parties, and nongovernmental organizations, and the use of covert or clandestine special operators and agents to influence targeted populations and governments in order to coordinate and shape the development of tactics, techniques, and procedures to expose and refute foreign misinformation and disinformation”
— ostensibly in foreign lands. Antimedia