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Obama Signs New Law Targeting Independent Media



President Obama signing a National Defense Authorization Act in 2012

by Dee McLachlan

Just before Christmas, President Obama signed the “Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017” bill into law. The law could make it illegal to run an alternative media website in the US — and criminalize Fake News on the Web.

Intellihub writes:

“Last Friday it was announced by U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) that the Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act legislation was in fact signed into law as part of the FY 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Report which is aimed at countering foreign propaganda and disinformation.”

This is simply a crackdown on free speech and independent media. Investmentwatchdog writes:

“In Layman’s terms, the act will allow the government to crack down with impunity against any media outlet it deems “propaganda.” The next piece of the legislation will provide substantial amounts of money to fund “counter propaganda,” to make sure the government’s approved stories drown out alternative media and journalists who question the status quo.”

The First Amendment to the US Constitution is a foundational American value. It protects many other their liberties. But it is now endangered by this new law.

Congress incorporated (sneaked) this law into the annual defense budget. Now the Feds have the funding to take over the Internet, and thus, the mainstream media can force the “truth” on the American people.

Sites like Gumshoe, outside the US, might become more and more important.



  1. This is just the CIA trying to save their endangered species, the mockingbird. [as in their fascist; ‘operation Mockingbird’]
    Love the smell of msm desperation in the morning!

  2. Not sure how they will be able to prosecute such a thing, imagine taking ae911truth.org to court, and having to prove to a judge that they are publishing fake news.. it can only hurt them, unless they are just going to do away with courts all together..

    Truth, Justice, and the American Way, then again, that was fiction too..

    • I recall watching a submission back in about 2007, before a US house sub-committe chaired by representative Jane Harman, by a delegate from the Wiensthall Centre.
      The representative addressed Ms Harman supported by large ‘Plackhards’ associating the architects and engineers livery with alleged terrorist sites. Thus attempting to associate 911 truth with terrorist paraphanalia.
      I wrote to the spiv and asked him if those then listed at http://www.patriotsquestion911/ were associated with terrorists. There was no reply from the Wiesenthall centre.
      As it is holiday time I cannot or know how to provide a report on the disgusting claims on behalf of the Wiesenthal centre but if one searches globalresearch.com there is an article by Steve and Paul Watson on the submission by the weaselcentre. The date is 16.11.2007. Part of the title is; ‘House Sub-Committee equates 9/11 truth with terrorism……’
      The GR article I think also refers to a report at infowars.com and that may be the reference to the 16.11.2007 date.
      Keep in mind that Law Professor ( of all vocations!) Cass Sunstein published his joint paper on infiltrating conspiracy sites, particularly of the 911 kind, with government misinformation.
      At the time my respect for the Wiesenthall centre catching war criminals, was completely dissipated.
      Now we know one reason why the fascist censorship spivs want to allege criminality by those in the alternative media who only want truth and to, as the weaselcentre once did, catch and prosecute war criminals and mass murderers.
      Only by free discussion, investigation and independence from the controlled mass media can that cause be accomplished.

      • Further: ‘Dumbstein’s’ joint paper was in 2008 and dealt with by David Ray Griffin in his book; ‘Cognitave infiltration a Obama Appointees……………”.
        Clearly, they were worried about 911 exposure and those responsible……….they still are!
        If someone knows how, kindly link the Global Research report referred to per favour, kindly oblige. Ta.

      • Was unawares of this little piece of illuminating information Ned, Thanks heaps.
        However this information now poses a question. It is FACT, that not one Israeli or Zionist died on Sept 11.
        It is also FACT, that Israelis KNEW Sept 11 was coming, thus positioned their representatives in locations to allow them to film the event, too bad they were caught and then allowed to go free and vacate the country lickety spit, and disappeared from the headlines for ever, with very few Journalists even conceding their involvement. That’s all history. BUT. Given the above, and your post and the actions of the Weaselcentre group, the question I have, ” Is what business is it of the Israelis first, and secondly, the Weaselcenter group of inserting their noses into this issue at this point in time ?
        Are they afraid, that finally the TRUTH of 911 may be forthcoming, thus their actions trying to circumvent that from happening ???????????????

        • I humbly submit that there is very little that I am unaware of regarding the 911 mass murders, since late 2003.
          No one will take me up on any debate on the issue……. no one wants to admit to being a idiot dupe and being silent as they stand mute as the ME genocide continues based on lies, theft and genocide.
          Cowards! Canberra is full of them with msm.

        • As for foreknowdge, one example is the indigo messaging service on 911. Look it up.
          And that is only one example, for more try the 250 times trades in put options on affected corporations over the two weeks before 911.
          And Bin Laden did not invest a cent on expectations?..
          Yep, some knew!

      • Ok,
        I missed
        The ‘dot com’ for:
        http://www.patriotsquestion911.com/ .
        MSM and Jonathan Faine of our taxpayers one billion per year Australian Broadcasting Commission, continue the lies and eat your hearts out. The weaselcentre will be on your trail
        directly for covering for mass murderers.
        There is no limitation period for prosecuting and convicting accessories
        for mass murder.

  3. “Amendment I. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”

    Any such law is illegitimate. All it does is prove that the government is completely corrupt.

  4. Get a load of this, from lol.co.za

    Johannesburg – A recent trip by Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga to Taiwan amounted to treason and violated the ‘One China’ policy between South Africa and China, the African National Congress (ANC) said on Wednesday.

    “The trip did not only expose the conspiracy against BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) but also exposed the limited understanding of Mr Msimanga on his roles and powers as well as his understanding on the functioning of the three layers of the state which are inter-related and inter-dependent,” the ANC Tshwane caucus said in a statement.

    “Whilst at the same time they all operate according to the Constitution and laws and policies made by national Parliament, local government may not do anything that is against the laws or policies set down by national government. We are without no doubt characterising this trip as treason and we will be consulting with the MEC of COGTA and law enforcement agencies on the implications of this trip.”

    • So much for gender equality. I just looked up the definition of “treason” in South African law and found this:

      “Treason against the king, as distinguished from petit treason, which was treason by a servant against his master, a wife against her husband”

  5. I also wrote an in-depth article titled “President Obama Authorizes Funding for U.S. Propaganda Bill.” In it, I critically analyzed the language of the “2017 National Defense Authorization Act” and the “Countering Foreign Propaganda and Disinformation Act of 2016.”

    Turns out that we’ll have a new inter-agency called “The Center” before June 2017, which will be responsible for regulating what Americans read and hear on various news and social media outlets. I go into more detail in my blog post.

    Perhaps you or your readers might find it insightful. If y’all do, please share, like, or link to my article so that we can get the word out.

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