Obama To Sign Bill Making ‘Alternative Media’ Illegal

House passes bill making alternative media 'illegal'

A new ‘anti-Russian propaganda’ bill is to be signed into law which will make it illegal to run an alternative media website in the United States. 

Under the guise of combatting “Russian propaganda,” the House of Representatives passed the H.R.6393 bill, also known as ‘Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017‘.

The bill is an attempt to counteract “measures by Russia to exert covert influence” in America. Worryingly, the definition of what constitutes “Russian influence” includes references to so-called ‘fake news’ websites and any site deemed anti-establishment.

Activistpost.com reports:

Definitions include media manipulation, covert broadcasting, disinformation and forgeries, and “funding agents of influence.”

It’s easy to see how this law, if passed by the Senate and signed by the president, could be used against “fake news” websites.

On November 24, The Washington Post published an article citing “experts” who claim Russian propaganda helped Donald Trump get elected.

“Two teams of independent researchers found that the Russians exploited American-made technology platforms to attack U.S. democracy at a particularly vulnerable moment, as an insurgent candidate harnessed a wide range of grievances to claim the White House. The sophistication of the Russian tactics may complicate efforts by Facebook and Google to crack down on “fake news,” as they have vowed to do after widespread complaints about the problem,” the Post reported.

The newspaper cited PropOrNot, an anonymous website that posted a hit list of alternative media websites, including Drudge Report, Zero Hedge, Activist Post, Blacklisted News, and many others.

PropOrNot attempts to make the case the websites are either used directly or covertly by the Russians to spread propaganda.

At this point it is unknown if the bill will work its way through the Senate and become law and if it will be used to shut down or curtail websites anonymously characterized as useful idiots or willing participants in disseminating supposed Russian propaganda.

  • Amaris

    Obama why don’t you fuck off to where you came from, hell hopefully.

  • Mollie Norris

    Washington Post’s Zionazi lies are much too easy for journalists in countries that allow freedom of the press to document,

  • apeman2502

    Unconstitutional therefore an illegal and invalid dead law. The SCOTUS already passed a decision a few years back that it was legal to lie as news reports. So Obummer DeSoto is just displaying his buttocks again.

    • Di

      Yes, the supreme court passed this allowing msm to lie and was entertainment. It is a bill to keep the public from hearing the truth through alt media outlets so they can control the sheep.

    • Patrick Price

      apeman…since you have your JD in Constitutional Law, please explain why you are not allowed to run screaming into the US Supreme Court building while you are trying to exercise your freedom of speech….matter of go try that and when you are let out of jail….tell us how it went…..Also…did you not learn about fraud while you were earning your JD…..A *(FRAUDULENT)* FALSE Story that reaps a REWARD, be it financial or other….can be made illegal…Russia’s gain with its false stories was the disruption of an adversaries electoral process…Russia’s false stories collaterally exposed how many weak minded (vulnerable) American voters there are…This will most likely mean that during our next election cycle, the Russians will be hitting America hard with even more false stories.

      • apeman2502

        You are delusional. I never professed to have a law degree and the Russians did not employee Hillary Clinton as a murderer, child raper or human blood drinker, and a cocaine money launderer. She made her bed, now she will sleep in it. Patrick Price FAIL. Go talk to Breitbart.

  • Chris

    The Jews want to silence all criticism of Israel. Criticism of Israel is not found in the Jewish-owned media or Jewish-owned government in Washington D.C. — but it is found in the alternative media.

  • http://alanfolsom-joethephilosopher.com/joe/Joe1.html Alan Folsom

    Obama is a creep.

    • http://disqus.com/ linda gehringer

      He makes me sick and the sight of him I can not tolerate!
      I refuse to listen to his voice which nothing but lies come from his lips!
      He’s an embarrassment to our Country and his family must be ashamed of him!
      The day he was born the earth must have mourned!

  • Di

    Telling the truth in a nation of deceit is a treasonous act.

    • Patrick Boyle

      “Truth is treason in an empire of lies.” – George Orwell

  • Zephyr

    ::::Chuckle::::: does no one get that this story is on a “news source” that is questionable if not just “unheard of”?
    Can anyone form the critical thought process enough to see that the very language of it is perhaps “technically accurate” yet is full of conjecture and even makes use of another questionable/unheard of source that makes vague inferences and states “possibilities” of this bill as a matter of gross conjecture and inductive reasoning? Have any of you actually read the bill or did you see the characters “o-b-a-m-a” and feel that pineal gland release from the back of your head? DO you even know what your pineal gland is, how it works or what it does?
    This bill is mostly administrative in nature with regard to Intelligence departments.
    The only thing it establishes with regard to the subject is a committee of inter-department information sharing on covert Russian activities…nothing else.
    The responses and over reaction themselves say more about the stupidity of Americans than it does the Russians.
    Here’s an idea people….recognize what an idiot you are….begin to scrutinize and fact check sources and any problem that “may”…I say “may” exist ….goes away.

    • Big Blether

      Well put Zeph. Posted almost exactly what I was thinking.

    • Poppie Queen

      So what does he consider reporting news that is legal? If that is the case we need to shut down news media for all their lies and untruthful statements and reporting. They were all lies.

      • Zephyr

        You totally missed it… 1. This bill says nothing about “fake media” 2. It does appropriate money for a joint commission to share information between bureaus on “possible” Russian involvement in subterfuge (vaguely) 3. The bill was introduced by…a Republican.

  • Richard Baker

    Obama turned out to be Bush #2 in virtually every respect.
    Another puppet fulfilling the personal agendas of a handful of wealthy, corrupt, psychopathic CEO’s, bankers and Pentagon/CIA heads.

  • Amy Emerson

    I’m not very smart when it comes to politics, I’ll be the first to admit it. So, can someone please enlighten me on how Obama even has the authority to hint that this is a possibility? I thought they passed a bill dismantling Obummers ability to pass further laws? Also. Was the First Amendment rewritten or…?

    • We are Creators

      “How do you know when a politician is lying? Their lips are moving.” In my opinion, politics is the art of obfuscation/lying. There is no joy or love in politics therefore it does not benefit humanity in any way.
      The best government is NO government.

    • melissa frank

      Now you know why Trump destroy hillary cunton. These leftists think they’re kings, autocrats, etc and can do anything they want. They do it little by little so we don’t flip out and a backlash isn’t created. Terrible. These people are EVIL!

  • John Doe

    What we need is clean sweep of the jewnazi in office. Their Appointments too Then Media Banking and the cesspool DHS has got to go. Some fake ass jewnazis snuck into congress and passed the No Fly Zone in Syria. a couple days ago and israel is demanding that its enforced . This kind of garbage is proof they are grabbing at straws. The LAME stream media is all owned by them and a big part of their control. They are so weak and pathetic as a race that they cant even get along with any other race. they cant handle criticism and the cant even fight their own battles.

  • dave

    I love you europe. But that isn’t how it works here.

  • Keith

    Won’t work. A freedom of speech issue guarantee to be challenged in the Supreme Court.

    • Idawg67

      After the rulings over the last few years, are YOU willing to place your rights in the hands of the SCOTUS ?? Same court that could not figure out a ‘States Right’ issue and therefore passed a law on it’s own???

  • Velvetmoss78

    That would be an infringement of the 1st Amendment.

    • melissa frank

      Exactly!

  • melissa frank

    So this means that they’re going to shut down msn, msnbc, cnn, abc and all the other leftist garbage. And where are the republicans to stop this? Trump, KICK ALL OF THEIR ASSES!!!!

  • Croid

    baffhouse barry bees desperate in tryna build his legacy affa 8 yrs of dindu nuffins!

  • http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9D0CEED81431F935A35750C0A9619C8B63 ɹǝzıuɐƃɹo ʎʇıunɯɯoɔ

    Good Lord this website is insane..lol

    They even cited “H.R.6393 – Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017” so you can read it and see it has nothing to do with what they claim.

    Besides ..Obama can’t sign anything unless the Republican lead House and Senate write it themselves and send it up to him to sign.

    • Di

      It could have been an executive order

      • http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9D0CEED81431F935A35750C0A9619C8B63 ɹǝzıuɐƃɹo ʎʇıunɯɯoɔ

        ..yes, if Obama himself wanted to push for such a thing he could’ve done an executive order and not wait for republicans to write and pass a bill for him to sign.

  • Padpaw22 .

    If Obama’s goal was to destabilize and ruin America mission accomplished so far.