Obama Buried the Smith-Mundt Modernization Act in the National Defense Act for 2013 to Begin FAKE News

Obama Buried the Smith-Mundt Modernization Act in the National Defense Act for 2013 to Begin FAKE News

The Smith-Mundt Modernization Act of 2013 is a law that allows the U.S. government to make its media content available to domestic audiences.

The law amended the Smith-Mundt Act of 1948, which prohibited the dissemination of government-produced media within the U.S. ¹. The law was passed as part of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 and took effect on July 2, 2013 ¹. The law applies to the State Department and the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) ¹.

The Smith-Mundt Act of 1948, also known as the U.S. Information and Educational Exchange Act of 1948, authorized the State Department and the Broadcasting Board of Governors to prepare and disseminate information about the United States to foreign audiences ¹². The law originally banned the domestic dissemination of such information, which some considered propaganda, in the United States ¹. However, the law was amended in 2012 to allow the domestic distribution of the same information ¹³.

The act was introduced by Congressman Karl E. Mundt (R-SD) in January 1945 in the 79th Congress and was subsequently passed by the 80th Congress and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman on January 27, 1948 ².

The Smith-Mundt Act of 1948 was repealed by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (NDAA) ¹². However, this act did not legalize propaganda or allow the government to lie to the American people ¹². The NDAA only allowed the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) to broadcast content produced by the State Department and other government agencies to American audiences ³. The BBG is an independent federal agency that oversees all U.S. civilian international media ³.

Source: Conversation with Bing, 2023-06-23
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(2) REMINDER: Barack Obama with the Help of Some RINOs Passed a Law to Make …. https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/12/reminder-barack-obama-help-rinos-passed-law-make-legal-government-propagandize-american-people/.
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(4) H.R.5736 – Smith-Mundt Modernization Act of 2012 – Congress.gov. https://www.congress.gov/bill/112th-congress/house-bill/5736.

Source: Conversation with Bing, 2023-06-23
(1) PolitiFact | No, Obama didn’t make it legal for media outlets to …. https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2019/aug/23/facebook-posts/no-obama-didnt-make-it-legal-media-outlets-purpose/.
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(3) U.S. Repeals Propaganda Ban, Spreads Government-Made News to Americans. https://foreignpolicy.com/2013/07/14/u-s-repeals-propaganda-ban-spreads-government-made-news-to-americans/.
(4) Americans Finally Have Access to American Propaganda. https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2013/07/americans-finally-have-access-american-propaganda/313305/.
(5) Obama did not sign a law allowing propaganda in the U.S.. https://apnews.com/afs:Content:7064410002.

(1) Smith–Mundt Act – Wikipedia @ WordDisk. https://worddisk.com/wiki/Smith-Mundt_Act/.
(2) Smith–Mundt Act – Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith%E2%80%93Mundt_Act.
(3) H.R.5736 – Smith-Mundt Modernization Act of 2012 – Congress.gov. https://www.congress.gov/bill/112th-congress/house-bill/5736.
(4) (PDF) The Smith-Mundt Act of 1948 | Nancy Snow – Academia.edu. https://www.academia.edu/322394/The_Smith_Mundt_Act_of_1948.