Collage: Voice of Russia
The United States has enacted a law on the modernization of the Smith-Mundt Act, which for the first time in 65 years gives American media outlets legal access to content and foreign directed propaganda that is covered by state media.
Earlier in accordance with the act adopted at the beginning of the Cold War era, and aimed at promoting opposition to Communist ideas in other states, the United States was prohibited from distributing media content such as that broadcast on the “Voice of America” and “Radio Liberty” to American citizens.
The new law abolishes this rigid rule and now private media companies in the United States, have the right to distribute to the domestic market American propaganda messages intended for the people of other countries.
Categories: Propaganda - Misinformation