Government Censorship Has Just Become More Orwellian

According to the US Department of State’s website:

The Global Engagement Center’s Technology Series To Counter Foreign Propaganda and Disinformation

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
May 2, 2018

The Department of State is announcing the establishment of the Global Engagement Center’s (GEC) Technology Series to counter foreign propaganda and disinformation. This initiative will convene some of the country’s best technologists, academics, and civil society advocacy groups on a regular basis to identify technological solutions and to encourage stronger public-private partnerships in the fight against foreign propaganda and disinformation.

On May 2, 2018, the GEC held its kickoff event for this technology series and participants agreed to hold short counter foreign propaganda and disinformation technology demonstrations over the next six months. These technologies may include, but are not limited to, bot network detection, blockchain-enabled content authentication, and counter-messaging automation.

Acting Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Heather Nauert attended the event and emphasized the importance of this initiative. “These demonstrations will show the U.S. interagency how specific technology can be applied to stem the spread of false narratives and to authenticate emerging information,” said Under Secretary Nauert.

The GEC is seeking additional participants in its future GEC Technology Series activities. For more information, please contact GECIncubator@state.gov.

As we see it, this is just another installment of the US “ministry of truth”. Any guesses as to which “academics, and civil society advocacy groups” or “public-private partnerships” the government will use?

Just what constitutes “false narratives”? Will these be anything that is an opinion counter to the “official story” put out by our government? Will we, in the future for example, be accused or even censored for opposing Agenda 2030 because it constitutes a “false narrative”? Just who is an authority to judge “emerging information”?

In addition, if the Department of Homeland Security’s plan is to keep such dossiers on reporters and other members of the press, including citizen reporters, we are headed down a very dark road.

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