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In the United States launched a new campaign to combat foreign "propaganda and disinformation"

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The State Department is launching another campaign against foreign “propaganda and disinformation”, now in partnership with the Pentagon, reports TASS.


In the United States launched a new campaign to combat foreign "propaganda and disinformation"


As the Department of State announced on Monday, the Pentagon handed over to it, under the terms of this partnership, $ 40 million from its own funds for the implementation of “various initiatives to counter propaganda and disinformation from foreign countries.

We would be happy to accept applications from any group that shares our commitment to combating disinformation,
State Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Relations Stephen Goldstein said.

When asked to clarify how the work will unfold in reality, Goldstein replied evasively:

This will be a broad-based campaign, in which many new and innovative methods will be used to combat disinformation in many countries.


One of the areas of work is “supporting public and private partners involved in identifying and fighting propaganda and disinformation.”

According to the Department of State, the right to compete for grants will be "civil society structures, manufacturers of information products, non-governmental organizations, federal-funded research and development centers, private companies and academic institutions."

Recall that at the beginning of the year several senators published a report with regular accusations against Russia, which is “interfering in the affairs of other countries.” Lawmakers also criticized the White House for its insufficiently active struggle against Russian propaganda. Goldstein then assured that in the State Department the threat of misinformation is taken very seriously.
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  1. Herculesic
    Herculesic 27 February 2018 15: 58
    +3
    Will planetary liars and klevionniki fight against themselves? ??
    1. B.T.V.
      B.T.V. 27 February 2018 16: 08
      +1
      No, they will "master" the money.
      1. just exp
        just exp 27 February 2018 16: 48
        +4
        but trolls on different sites and in social networks will increase.
        and again they will worry about our retirees, doctors, teachers and other "disadvantaged"
    2. Berber
      Berber 27 February 2018 16: 13
      +3
      They will find those who will effectively distribute American propaganda.
    3. You Vlad
      You Vlad 27 February 2018 16: 37
      +1
      Quote: Herkulesich
      Will planetary liars and klevionniki fight against themselves? ??

      Well, why are you so! They will simply dictate what is false and what is true!
  2. solzh
    solzh 27 February 2018 16: 13
    0
    The State Department needs to somehow show the visibility of its work against the backdrop of American problems, and they’ll come up with all kinds of nonsense.
    1. just exp
      just exp 27 February 2018 16: 59
      0
      no, this is an excuse for their owners for their failures. they say we are doing everything right, but their propaganda spoils everything.
  3. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 27 February 2018 16: 21
    +5
    during which many new and innovative methods will be applied to combat disinformation in many countries
    This means that the flows of lies and fakes will only increase, the number of unfounded accusations against Russia will increase. Life goes on.
    1. cniza
      cniza 27 February 2018 16: 49
      +3
      And all the arguments and evidence will be classified. lol
  4. bald
    bald 27 February 2018 16: 59
    +1
    Well, straight "Harakiri" in Japanese! Pampers aren’t enough.
  5. Yrec
    Yrec 27 February 2018 17: 19
    0
    Gee-gee, does VO want to try to fight for the money? And what, VO is funded by the Pentagon and the State Department! That sounds cool! laughing
  6. earloop
    earloop 28 February 2018 00: 50
    0
    State Department officers found an extra $ 40 million and are looking for a freeloader group who would consider it fortunate to share part of the "found extra $ 40 million."
    And then they start cancer for the stone: "We would be happy to accept applications from any group that shares our commitment to the fight against disinformation, said Deputy Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Relations Stephen Goldsteen." Pay, receive, share!
  7. ronnon
    ronnon 28 February 2018 01: 36
    0
    The most deceitful American institution, decided to whitewash itself at the expense of "trolls" Yes, no matter how much soot is not whitened, it will not become brighter.