Obama signs bill that will silence the alternative news

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28 Dec 2016, 11:17 am

http://ijr.com/2016/12/764170-buried-in ... signed-it/

Obama wants only corporate media running USA



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28 Dec 2016, 12:17 pm

Korin wrote:
http://ijr.com/2016/12/764170-buried-inside-the-2017-ndaa-is-a-little-known-disinformation-provision-and-obama-just-signed-it/

Obama wants only corporate media running USA


Somehow your profile picture makes it hard to really take your post seriously, but I guess I will look at the link.

Hmm I see nothing about a bill meant to silence alternative news, the goal is to counter disinformation that can be harmful. Perhaps you should read the content of the article you link before you end up creating a misleading title.



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28 Dec 2016, 4:05 pm

I wonder why OPs avatar has a green face? I can think of other more appropriate colours...


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28 Dec 2016, 4:45 pm

http://yournewswire.com/obama-alternati ... a-illegal/

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Home » News » Obama Signs Christmas Bill Making Alternative Media Illegal
Obama Signs Christmas Bill Making Alternative Media Illegal
Posted on December 25, 2016 by Sean Adl-Tabatabai in News, US // 62 Comments
Obama signs bill making alternative media illegal

President Obama has just quietly signed into law a bill that makes it illegal to run an alternative media website in the U.S.

On Friday, just two days before Christmas, Obama signed the “Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017” bill into law.

Wearechange.org reports:

This bill will “Criminalize ‘Fake News, Propaganda’ on the Web,” a key piece of legislation meant to crack down on free speech and independent media. 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 “right to free speech and freedom of the press,” is guaranteed by the First Amendment to The U.S. Constitution. It is a foundation of American values, put in place by our Founding Fathers to protect our liberties, is now being endangered by this new law.

“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.”

“The liberty of the press is essential to the security of freedom in a state: it ought not, therefore, to be restrained in this commonwealth.” – John Adams, Samuel Adams, James Bowdoin (1780). Constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

This is not the first time that the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was used to disguise a piece of legislation. Back in 2012, Obama signed a law that allowed for the “indefinite detention of American citizens” without a judge or jury. Then in 2013, Obama signed an NDAA bill that packaged an end to the Smith-Mundit act that prevented the government from using propaganda against its own citizens enabling the government again to legally produce propaganda.

What does that mean for you if you are an independent journalist or blogger? You can read more here, but it means that for simply writing this and asking questions and pointing out that Obama always signs these bills around the holidays like I did in this poem, if I am accused of “fake news” or propaganda, I could face criminal charges.

In other words the stage is now set for the U.S. government to legally crack down on every media outlet that the they deem to be “foreign propaganda.” The ministry of truth is setup. Welcome to 1984.



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28 Dec 2016, 5:42 pm

You won't hear any complaints from 'liberals'. Of course you had it been Trump drafting something similar. Obama is just a pathetic narcissistic puppet, so we shouldn't really blame him too much.

This is all just a way to shut down the truth of course. Truth fears no enemy, but a lot of information is flowing around online that the mainstream media cannot fight anymore, so the powers that be are trying to silence it. It just becomes more laughable when the mainstream/corporate media has been pouring out the biggest pack of lies and propaganda regarding Syria for one. No media has even been in Aleppo and they've been relying on stuff like one blogger guy from the UK while completely ignoring independent journalists who have actually been to Aleppo.


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28 Dec 2016, 6:45 pm

This law will prove impossible to enforce. Alternative media is far more reliable than the state-controlled crap that sought to sway the election in favour of an otherwise unelectable candidate and is ironically enough pushing the "fake news" narrative.


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28 Dec 2016, 10:04 pm

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This law will prove impossible to enforce. Alternative media is far more reliable than the state-controlled crap that sought to sway the election in favour of an otherwise unelectable candidate and is ironically enough pushing the "fake news" narrative.


No, but they could charge people with the crime and make them go through the legal hoops to defend themselves at thier expense. Even without a conviction it would still f**k them over.

I'd want to do more research on this, but on the face of it I'm seeing something that Joseph Goebbels would be proud of.


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28 Dec 2016, 11:19 pm

Sweetleaf wrote:
Korin wrote:
http://ijr.com/2016/12/764170-buried-inside-the-2017-ndaa-is-a-little-known-disinformation-provision-and-obama-just-signed-it/

Obama wants only corporate media running USA


Somehow your profile picture makes it hard to really take your post seriously, but I guess I will look at the link.

Hmm I see nothing about a bill meant to silence alternative news, the goal is to counter disinformation that can be harmful. Perhaps you should read the content of the article you link before you end up creating a misleading title.


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28 Dec 2016, 11:19 pm

envirozentinel wrote:
I wonder why OPs avatar has a green face? I can think of other more appropriate colours...


Not an argument.



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09 Jan 2017, 6:51 pm

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You won't hear any complaints from 'liberals'. Of course you had it been Trump drafting something similar. Obama is just a pathetic narcissistic puppet, so we shouldn't really blame him too much.

This is all just a way to shut down the truth of course. Truth fears no enemy, but a lot of information is flowing around online that the mainstream media cannot fight anymore, so the powers that be are trying to silence it. It just becomes more laughable when the mainstream/corporate media has been pouring out the biggest pack of lies and propaganda regarding Syria for one. No media has even been in Aleppo and they've been relying on stuff like one blogger guy from the UK while completely ignoring independent journalists who have actually been to Aleppo.


The feces being shoveled in my Putin is the truth? We as a country have the right to defend ourselves from a barrage of misinformation sent by an enemy intelligence agency, especially when it's intent is to alter the course of an election, or government policy.


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09 Jan 2017, 7:21 pm

most of that misinformation and false narrative came from the US mainstream media and Obama's Spy agencies.
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09 Jan 2017, 7:50 pm

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most of that misinformation and false narrative came from the US mainstream media and Obama's Spy agencies.
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Uh, huh, Pizzagate, fema camps really being concentration camps, the gay agenda, and massive voter fraud are all real. :P


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13 Jan 2017, 3:07 pm

Kraichgauer wrote:
JohnPowell wrote:
You won't hear any complaints from 'liberals'. Of course you had it been Trump drafting something similar. Obama is just a pathetic narcissistic puppet, so we shouldn't really blame him too much.

This is all just a way to shut down the truth of course. Truth fears no enemy, but a lot of information is flowing around online that the mainstream media cannot fight anymore, so the powers that be are trying to silence it. It just becomes more laughable when the mainstream/corporate media has been pouring out the biggest pack of lies and propaganda regarding Syria for one. No media has even been in Aleppo and they've been relying on stuff like one blogger guy from the UK while completely ignoring independent journalists who have actually been to Aleppo.


The feces being shoveled in my Putin is the truth? We as a country have the right to defend ourselves from a barrage of misinformation sent by an enemy intelligence agency, especially when it's intent is to alter the course of an election, or government policy.


You realise just because something is broadcast on a Russian TV channel, it doesn't make it false? Assange has published his findings and the mainstream media in the US is a complete shambolic mess who are a million times more biased and corrupt than any Russian station. The truth being broadcast and catching Clinton out isn't misinformation and it's the fault of the corporate/mainstream media in the US for not reporting on it and instead focusing on what Trump said about women 11 years ago. All the media in the US were spreading lies, propaganda and selected truths to alter the election, and nearly all of them were doing it for a Clinton win. They lost and now they're crying and their lies and propaganda are becoming even more hysterical and desperate which is helping to just open even more people's eyes.


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13 Jan 2017, 6:55 pm

JohnPowell wrote:
Kraichgauer wrote:
JohnPowell wrote:
You won't hear any complaints from 'liberals'. Of course you had it been Trump drafting something similar. Obama is just a pathetic narcissistic puppet, so we shouldn't really blame him too much.

This is all just a way to shut down the truth of course. Truth fears no enemy, but a lot of information is flowing around online that the mainstream media cannot fight anymore, so the powers that be are trying to silence it. It just becomes more laughable when the mainstream/corporate media has been pouring out the biggest pack of lies and propaganda regarding Syria for one. No media has even been in Aleppo and they've been relying on stuff like one blogger guy from the UK while completely ignoring independent journalists who have actually been to Aleppo.


The feces being shoveled in my Putin is the truth? We as a country have the right to defend ourselves from a barrage of misinformation sent by an enemy intelligence agency, especially when it's intent is to alter the course of an election, or government policy.


You realise just because something is broadcast on a Russian TV channel, it doesn't make it false? Assange has published his findings and the mainstream media in the US is a complete shambolic mess who are a million times more biased and corrupt than any Russian station. The truth being broadcast and catching Clinton out isn't misinformation and it's the fault of the corporate/mainstream media in the US for not reporting on it and instead focusing on what Trump said about women 11 years ago. All the media in the US were spreading lies, propaganda and selected truths to alter the election, and nearly all of them were doing it for a Clinton win. They lost and now they're crying and their lies and propaganda are becoming even more hysterical and desperate which is helping to just open even more people's eyes.


Even though the American media has had a checkered past with being played by US intelligence, and by Presidents like Bush I and I, for the most part it's a matter of them being fed false information they had been led to believe was legit - with the exception of Fox, which is provably distributing partisan falsehoods. The Russian state run news service is and was always meant to be a disinformation machine, in order to fulfill the will of the state. With the exception of glasnost, when has the Russian government news ever conceded they had been misled by the government, as American media has?


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14 Jan 2017, 6:17 pm

With Trump coming into office and their inauguration less than a week away, I wonder how this provision might be abused.


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14 Jan 2017, 6:41 pm

Kraichgauer wrote:
JohnPowell wrote:
Kraichgauer wrote:
JohnPowell wrote:
You won't hear any complaints from 'liberals'. Of course you had it been Trump drafting something similar. Obama is just a pathetic narcissistic puppet, so we shouldn't really blame him too much.

This is all just a way to shut down the truth of course. Truth fears no enemy, but a lot of information is flowing around online that the mainstream media cannot fight anymore, so the powers that be are trying to silence it. It just becomes more laughable when the mainstream/corporate media has been pouring out the biggest pack of lies and propaganda regarding Syria for one. No media has even been in Aleppo and they've been relying on stuff like one blogger guy from the UK while completely ignoring independent journalists who have actually been to Aleppo.


The feces being shoveled in my Putin is the truth? We as a country have the right to defend ourselves from a barrage of misinformation sent by an enemy intelligence agency, especially when it's intent is to alter the course of an election, or government policy.


You realise just because something is broadcast on a Russian TV channel, it doesn't make it false? Assange has published his findings and the mainstream media in the US is a complete shambolic mess who are a million times more biased and corrupt than any Russian station. The truth being broadcast and catching Clinton out isn't misinformation and it's the fault of the corporate/mainstream media in the US for not reporting on it and instead focusing on what Trump said about women 11 years ago. All the media in the US were spreading lies, propaganda and selected truths to alter the election, and nearly all of them were doing it for a Clinton win. They lost and now they're crying and their lies and propaganda are becoming even more hysterical and desperate which is helping to just open even more people's eyes.


Even though the American media has had a checkered past with being played by US intelligence, and by Presidents like Bush I and I, for the most part it's a matter of them being fed false information they had been led to believe was legit - with the exception of Fox, which is provably distributing partisan falsehoods. The Russian state run news service is and was always meant to be a disinformation machine, in order to fulfill the will of the state. With the exception of glasnost, when has the Russian government news ever conceded they had been misled by the government, as American media has?


:lol: :lol: That's the first problem, you think the media is being played. The media is in bed with the war machine and is beating the drums for war for the arms industries, politicians, bankers and multinational corporations. American media is run by the state, it's just not open about it. Tell me some things that RT have lied about and give information and proof. "With the exception of glasnost, when has the Russian government news ever conceded they had been misled by the government" What? American media just keeps on with the same game.


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