The website below pretends that it is the "go to source" on exposing fake news.....well kind of they are.....whatever they say, the opposite is the truth.
First they villanize (well they attempt to villinize Russia), then they come up with a law to protect us from Russia.
Then they sneak this act into the NDAA 2017
Portman-Murphy Bill Promotes Coordinated Strategy to Defend America, Allies Against Propaganda and Disinformation from Russia, China & OthersThen Obama signs it Friday night, before Christmas weekend. How appropriate. Lets hope Trump is smart enough to nip this one in the bud.
U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) today announced that their Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act – legislation designed to help American allies counter foreign government propaganda from Russia, China, and other nations – has been signed into law as part of the FY 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Report. The bipartisan bill, which was introduced by Senators Portman and Murphy in March, will improve the ability of the United States to counter foreign propaganda and disinformation from our enemies by establishing an interagency center housed at the State Department to coordinate and synchronize counter-propaganda efforts throughout the U.S. government. To support these efforts, the bill also creates a grant program for NGOs, think tanks, civil society and other experts outside government who are engaged in counter-propaganda related work. This will better leverage existing expertise and empower our allies overseas to defend themselves from foreign manipulation. It will also help foster a free and vibrant press and civil society overseas, which is critical to ensuring our allies have access to truthful information and inoculating people against foreign propaganda campaigns.
Back to "Poynter" the self proclaimed fact checker.
An obvious tool of the liars that be. They take a hard stand on "climate change" doubling down so to speak.
As journalists grapple with the rise of fake news, it’s worth examining what happens when policymakers embrace misinformation instead of evidence when it comes to climate change.
In September, YourNewsWire breathlessly told its readers that thousands of scientists had declared climate change “a hoax.”
This was big news — at least on Facebook — where the YourNewsWire post was shared more than 550,000 times, making it the most popular climate story on social media in the past six months, according to one analysis.
The idea that hordes of scientists are coming out of the woodwork to challenge their peers on climate change is, of course, a myth. But it’s a persistent one. The YourNewsWire post was based on a discredited petition published all the way back in 1998, which targeted the Kyoto climate agreement.
Unfortunately, policymakers — aided by groups opposed to climate action — readily endorse such claims, with real consequences for scientists, public opinion, and climate policy.
stock here: They are pretty bold, because indeed, over 30,000 scientists, me being one of them attested that human caused climate change as it was being presented was massively wrong.