Seems like every Christmas and new year a bill that might seem controversial gets signed. http://www.portman.senate.gov/publi...eases?ID=F973E46B-AA8C-4F3E-91B4-8EC0FC7F2F3E http://archive.is/dlxqy They say it's to counter enemy propaganda. It's interesting to read that they use the word enemy. Will this term still be used once Trump takes office? Is this bill a non issue, or is it the start of "Only believe what we tell you", i.e. a ministry of truth (1984). If someone with more knowledge about this could enlighten what this bill really entails, what is misconstrued, and what might be possible, hidden in the language, please enlighten me. Some excerpts. The first priority is developing a whole-of-government strategy for countering THE foreign propaganda and disinformation being wages against us and our allies by our enemies. The bill would increase the authority, resources, and mandate of the Global Engagement Center to include state actors like Russia and China as well as non-state actors. The Center will be led by the State Department, but with the active senior level participation of the Department of Defense, USAID, the Broadcasting Board of Governors, the Intelligence Community, and other relevant agencies. The Center will develop, integrate, and synchronize whole-of-government initiatives to expose and counter foreign disinformation operations by our enemies and proactively advance fact-based narratives that support U.S. allies and interests. Second, the legislation seeks to leverage expertise from outside government to create more adaptive and responsive U.S. strategy options. The legislation establishes a fund to help train local journalists and provide grants and contracts to NGOs, civil society organizations, think tanks, private sector companies, media organizations, and other experts outside the U.S. government with experience in identifying and analyzing the latest trends in foreign government disinformation techniques. This fund will complement and support the Center’s role by integrating capabilities and expertise available outside the U.S. government into the strategy-making process. It will also empower a decentralized network of private sector experts and integrate their expertise into the strategy-making process.