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Hmm… Obama-era Act That Funded News Outlets To “Counter Disinformation And Propaganda” EXPIRED Right Around The Time Hundreds Of Far-Left Journalists Were Laid Off. Coincidence?

A social media user on Gab posted an interesting theory about the Obama-era “Countering Disinformation and Propaganda” 2016 legislation that was in effect from 2017 to 2018:

I may be wrong, but… maybe I’m not?

The “Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act” included in the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2017 that Obama signed.

It expired Dec 2018.

$160 million / 2 years / 1000 journalists laid off. Comes out to $80K annual salary & benefits. Coincidence?

Countering Disinfo And Propaganda Act Theory

There are conflicting reports about the exact amount of funding the program received.

In 2016, The Washington Post confirmedĀ $160 million was allotted to the effort:

WaPo NDAA Counter Propaganda Act 160 Million

The Act itself says only $20 million:

 

Act Legalese 20 Million

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Either way, it’s still a ton of money that was being dished out to (mostly) liberal news outlets.

Here’s an additional spin to the theory:

Perhaps Obama’s Act did not actually “counter” disinformation and propaganda from foreign actors, but rather ENCOURAGED it by funding far-Left US-based outlets such as Buzzfeed, HuffPost and others who are regularly known to pump out FAKE NEWS stories.

Now that the money’s gone, around 1,000 writers, editors and other media workers got the boot:

If you have some spare time and really want to go down the rabbit hole, read a screencapped thread titled “The Globalist Takeover of the Internet” which ties into this very topic.

UPDATE:

MORE LAYOFFS: Vice Follows HuffPost, BuzzFeed, Cuts 250 Employees

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