What is fake news in a post-Smith–Mundt Act America?
Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:55 pm
You can learn more about the repeal of the Smith–Mundt Act here and about the Smith–Mundt Act on Wikipedia. Here's an excerpt from Foreign Policy:
So, what's real, objective news anymore? What's the future of news? What's the status of the news and the media today? Has it ever been objective? Has it always been fake hearts and minds stuff?For decades, a so-called anti-propaganda law prevented the U.S. government’s mammoth broadcasting arm from delivering programming to American audiences. But on July 2, that came silently to an end with the implementation of a new reform passed in January. The result: an unleashing of thousands of hours per week of government-funded radio and TV programs for domestic U.S. consumption in a reform initially criticized as a green light for U.S. domestic propaganda efforts. So what just happened?