Threat to Alternative Media: House passes HR 6393 'Russian propaganda' bill

Three days ago, on November 30, 2016, the House of Representatives passed a bill that can be used against the Alternative Media. that are The corrupt MSM — proxies of Hillary Clinton, the Obama administration, and the ironically-named Democratic Party — have maliciously labeled the Alt Media “fake news.” See:

The bill is H.R 6393: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017, sponsored by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) and co-sponsored by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA). See full text of HR 6393 here.
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HR 6393’s purpose is to authorize FY2017 appropriations for the conduct of intelligence and intelligence-related activities of various federal government agencies, including the CIA; FBI; the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, Justice, State and Army, Navy and Air Force; and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
Where the Alternative Media come in is where HR 6393, in its “Title V: Matters Relating to Foreign Countries,” addresses alleged efforts on the part of the Russian government to secretly influence U.S. politics.
HR 6393 Section 501 (a) (1) says:

ACTIVE MEASURES BY RUSSIA TO EXERT COVERT INFLUENCE.—The term “active measures by Russia to exert covert influence” means activities intended to influence a person or government that are carried out in coordination with, or at the behest of, political leaders or the security services of the Russian Federation and the role of the Russian Federation has been hidden or not acknowledged publicly, including the following:

(A) Establishment or funding of a front group.

(B) Covert broadcasting.

(C) Media manipulation.

(D) Disinformation and forgeries.

(E) Funding agents of influence.

(F) Incitement and offensive counterintelligence.

(G) Assassinations.

(H) Terrorist acts.

To counteract the alleged covert Russian efforts, HR 6393 “places travel restrictions on personnel and consulars of the Russian Federation in the United States,” as well as “establishes an executive branch interagency committee to counter active measures by the Russian Federation to exert covert influence over peoples and governments.

HR 6393 Section 501 (e) says the duties of this special interagency committee shall be as follows:

(1) To counter active measures by Russia to exert covert influence, including by exposing falsehoods, agents of influence, corruption, human rights abuses, terrorism, and assassinations carried out by the security services or political elites of the Russian Federation or their proxies.

(2) Such other duties as the President may designate for purposes of this section. [Note from Eowyn: The vagueness and open-endedness of this clause should concern every American who cherishes our civil liberties.]

As Kurt Nimmo of Activist Post — one of the List of 200 websites, including FOTM, identified by a shadowy and anonymous group called Is It Propaganda Or Not? as “fake media” sites that “reliably echo Russian propaganda,” whether consciously or unconsciously — points out:

“It’s easy to see how this law, if passed by the Senate and signed by the president, could be used against [alleged] ‘fake news’ websites.
At this point it is unknown if the bill will work its way through the Senate and become law and if it will be used to shut down or curtail websites anonymously characterized as useful idiots or willing participants in disseminating supposed Russian propaganda.”

Contact your senators (click here) and ask them to vote against HR 6393 in its present version that contains the dangerous Section 501!
~Eowyn

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Longknife 21
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Longknife 21

Duh?? Shouldn’t this apply to George Soros & Sons? A,C,D, E, F & H all apply to them. They are enemies of out Constitution, openly support Lib/Prog socialist and Internationalist policies that damage our National Security, Economy, waste our taxes, and impoverish our citizens. This is provable and has been going on for decades, by a known International financial manipulator that intentionally and maliciously uses his wealth to damage national economies for his “investment” schemes. Far more dangerous than the current accusations against Putin & the Russian. Also these current accusations against the Russians are more a “Red Herring” by… Read more »

PeaceFrog
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Hypocrisy at its worst. The Broadcasting Board of Governors has been propgandizing worldwide for generations through Voice of America and many other fronts, and, has a much larger budget than RT. I believe that Rt has a better fact-checking record than most American mainstream media. Rt also does not spread “infotainment” gossip about celebrities, etc.

TrailDust
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TrailDust

Thank you for following this development, Dr. Eowyn. These California reps are ridiculous. (Are all California Republicans as useless as their Democrat counterparts?) They recognize their gravy train was defeated by a general public that no longer trusts the Main Stream Media. Granted, the opinions expressed in online media run the gamut, from reasonable to complete insanity. And that puts the burden on the viewers to question the validity of everything they read. But an attempt to criminalize online news amounts to complete disregard of the First Amendment. When news can only come from government approved sources, we have ceased… Read more »

Johnny McTonny
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Johnny McTonny

Stupid waste of taxpayers money. Garbage bill will target only legitimate news and freedom of speech.
Reps wasting every bodies time and money, enlarging government, creating huge bureaucracy.
Pretty soon California will be one entire large communist government entity and will start to feed off the rest of the nation since no one there will be paying taxes.

Lana
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Lana

Isn’t this like a flash back to the old Soviet Union? What stunning hypocrisy ! I would be happy to write my senators but really, what are the odds (((Feinstein))) and (((Boxer ))) both good little commies are going to listen? They probably think this is all a swell idea.

sunaJAeon
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Feinstein/Boxer 2 foreign agents of Israel serving in our highest offices, who have voted to give BILLIONS of your tax dollars to Israel to kill their neighbors, wage wars, bribe/blackmail our politicians to exploit our Country

TPR
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TPR

Thanks for this heads-up re this latest sneak-attack vs. “Average Joe Bloggers”! & for deciphering the details! ~~~ Here’s another nasty bill with open-ended vague language, seen in @MemoryHole blog’s twitter, also with a quick deadline, Monday 12/5: 12/3/16: “HR 34: A violation of your right to be free from forced drugging, psychiatry and a host of other government intrusions” – The PPJ Gazette: https://ppjg.me/2016/12/03/hr-34-a-violation-of-your-right-to-be-free-from-forced-drugging-psychiatry-and-a-host-of-other-government-intrusions/ That bill is what is known as the “21st Century Cures Act” (translation: Help Enrich Big Pharma Faster!) Coincidentally, earlier I’d seen another tweet elsewhere that a Maryland Repub Doctor/Congressman, Andy Harris (anesthesiologist) is seeking… Read more »

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Ehhh, I forgot, as usual, & put 2 links in my prior comment, so it needs moderation. Sorry! Speaking of HUD, Ben Carson was offered the job of HUD Chief under a Trump Admin, so Carson tweeted 10 days ago he was considering it & would give his answer very soon. Yesterday I noticed headlines asking, What the hay is taking Ben so long to decide? lol. I was wondering the same thing. 🙂 In the interim I tweeted @RealBenCarson that, as a neurosurgeon, he should know & care that EMFs (Pulsed-Microwave Radiation > Smart Meters) break the blood brain… Read more »

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PS: 1/2-Hour video presentation by just one EMF Expert, Karl Maret, MD & Engineer/2-degrees:
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jowitteroosblog
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Dit is op jowitteroosblog herblogd.

pvjim47
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Devin Nunes was nothing but a La Raza agitator until he was able to gather enough of California’s illegal alien votes to get elected. Now this ass hat is hell bent on turning California into Mexifornia. Sacramento is now crawling with these Lib-Tards and that is why California is bankrupt and no longer the great state it once was.

sunaJAeon
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Another result of exploitation and subversion of reasonable immigration policies, we now have foreigners with allegiance to another Country, another culture voting and serving in high offices

sunaJAeon
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So they are gonna justify their massive violation of citizen reporting and sharing of information, snooping, gang stalking etc. by claiming the Russians are coming-DIDN’T THEY JUST TRY THIS SAME TRICK OF VILIFYING THE RUSSIANS IN THE COLD WAR, and are you telling me people are gonna fall for this again???
They are going to use this to stop PIZZA GATE, which is TRUE

Anonimous
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Anonimous

this is not left (DNC) vs. right (GOP) issue. Go to congress.gov and see who voted for it:
Republicans: 232 yes/ only 6 no
Democrats: 158 yes/ 24 no
They are both in favor.