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David Caulfield


The US government’s own records show that the US spends multiple times that amount on propaganda each year, and a lot of the US’ propaganda spending is not disclosed publicly so it’s difficult to guess the full amount.

Some of the USA’s annual propaganda funding includes:

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Here are some examples of the US spending money on propaganda where that spending wasn’t necessarily visible to the public:

Overthrowing other people’s governments: The Master List

US secretly created 'Cuban Twitter' to stir unrest and undermine government

ARAB SPRING and the Business of CIA-funded Revolutions

The U.S. is no stranger to interfering in the elections of other countries

Top German Journalist: MSM News is Propaganda, We All Lie For The CIA!

How US Flooded the World with Psyops

The US spends a lot of money on NGOs, which stands for Non-Government Organization, which do the propaganda bidding of the US government, without it being directly associated with the US government. The National Endowment for Democracy is only one such NGO.

Trojan Horse: The National Endowment for Democracy


Which country’s propaganda is better? Well, in which sense? I think that it’s abundantly clear that the US spends far more on propaganda, and that its propaganda is far more prevalent in the world, and in Western countries, and is far more successful in manipulating Western nations.

The US passed law in 2012 to make it legal to propagandize against US citizens:

The NDAA Legalizes The Use Of Propaganda On The US Public

A big part of the US’ propaganda campaigns are the claims that Russia is doing the same things or similar - but many of those claims have been debunked. And so, a lot of what you might think is Russian propaganda are false allegations which are actually a part of the US’ own propaganda campaigns.

Here are examples of that:


You know the widespread claim that paid Russian propagandists exist? Well, that claim emerged AFTER The Guardian published the news that the US was already doing the same - and the proof that the US was doing the same was the US gov't's own job listing posted on the US gov't website, Federal Business Opportunities, which was seeking US companies apply to host and operate said propaganda troll programs.

Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media

America's absurd stab at systematising sock puppetry | Jeff Jarvis

Commentary: The world's best cyber army doesn’t belong to Russia

Here’s some excepted information from the above links:

According to publicized 2011 USA Central Command documents and contracts which detailed the program, The USA has "by far" the world's largest cyber-army, and contracts companies to set up and pay people to post in social media "around the world," "using fake online personas to influence internet conversations and spread pro-American propaganda."

"CENTCOM's contract requires for each controller the provision of one "virtual private server" located in the United States and others appearing to be outside the US to give the impression the fake personas are real people located in different parts of the world."

It also calls for "traffic mixing", blending the persona controllers' internet usage with the usage of people outside CENTCOM in a manner that must offer "excellent cover and powerful deniability".

“The CENTCOM contract stipulates that each fake online persona must have a convincing background, history and supporting details.”

… “the software could allow US service personnel, working around the clock in one location, to respond to emerging online conversations with any number of co-ordinated messages, blogposts, chatroom posts and other interventions.”

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You know what evidence there has been presented to support an argument that Russia is doing the same? A photograph of a small, nondescript building in St Petersburg, with ominous-sounding words to go along with the photograph.

In my view, the claim about Russia doing what the US was confirmed to already be doing was merely meant as a diversion of public awareness away from the disclosure that the US was definitively doing all the things and much more than were suddenly being alleged, without evidence, of Russia.


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Allegations of Russia hacking and spying on others.

Of course, many nations are doing those things, but, as I recall, it was Obama, not Putin, who approved the wire-tapping of Germany leader Angela Merkel's phone.

And despite Western media hysteria over Russia hacking, for which there has to-date not been presented any evidence, WikiLeaks' Vault 7 publications proved, via the CIA's own documents, that the US government hacks and wire-taps its international allies - and that when it hacks, it uses tools to make their hacks appear as though they were done by Russia, China, or other actors. It was also revealed that the US government pays US software companies to leave backdoors in their software for the NSA to exploit so that the NSA can spy on and attack people who use US software around the world.

And US intel agencies have a near-flawless history of lying to the US public. Some examples are:

- Iraq WMDs and mobile chemical weapons labs

- the CIA torture program's effectiveness and waterboarding

- NSA surveillance

- warrantless information-gathering of USA citizens

- the Iran-contra scandal

- civilian drone-strike deaths in Afghanistan and Iraq

- Russia interference in the 2016 US federal election

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So, this is yet another example where the US waged a propaganda campaign to accuse Russia of what it was only proven that the US was doing.


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Cristina MazaVerified account @CrisLeeMaza 1h1 hour ago


Russian officials are using William Barr's summary of the Mueller report to claim that their government is innocent of election interference.

It's not. My latest w/insights from @kalenskyj , @jedshug, and @olgaNYC1211



Barr/Mueller Report Emboldens Russia, Increases Chance of 2020 Election Interference-

".....Although Mueller’s team unambiguously concluded that Russia did attempt to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, and charged 25 Russian intelligence operatives and experts in social media manipulation in two indictments last year, 

Russian officials have claimed Barr's summary exonerates their government.  

“We have studied some extracts and conclusions [of Mueller’s report], which in fact state nothing new, except that it acknowledges the lack of any sort of conspiracy,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists on Monday.


......Barr’s letter should not distract from the fact that Russia has interfered in not only the U.S. democratic process but also elections around the world. They warned that Russia may attempt to twist Barr’s conclusions to fit its own agenda. What's more, they said, Moscow may be emboldened if it sees that its efforts to sew discord paid off. 

“The Russians are obviously using it not only to say that there was no collusion, which is what the letter says, but also that Mueller didn’t find any evidence that Russia interfered,

which [is] a lie, obviously...."

.... “If the Russians see that there was no price, and the only results is an even more polarized American society, they will see that they achieved exactly the result they were aiming for.” ....

...analysts note that Russian media is celebrating Barr’s letter.

“When Trump appointee, William Barr, delivered a brief summary of the Mueller report, the Kremlin reacted joyously and sarcastically,”....


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Mueller Report Has Moscow in Ecstasy, Opening the Way for More Putin Plots

Judging from the reaction of Russian officials and state media, expect Vladimir Putin to be more aggressive than ever.

Latest wrinkle:Blame Ukraine for backing Hillary Clinton....


Citing Fox News, Russian state news agency TASS reported that the findings represent a complete victory for President Trump. “It’s not every day you get to see [Rachel Maddow] nearly cry live on-air,” rejoiced Russian state media outlet RIA Novosti. .........

Russian election interference will soon be replaced by “Ukrainegate,” based on the conspiracy theory that Ukraine meddled in the U.S. elections on the side of Hillary Clinton.

Trump recently tweeted the link to an article, widely promoted by the Russians, stating: “As Russia Collusion fades, Ukrainian plot to help Clinton emerges.” .....

The Russian state media are hoping that President Trump, described by RIA Novosti as “a vengeful showman,” will initiate a brand new investigation of election interference—this time, against Ukraine. ......

Donald Trump Jr. jumped on the Ukraine bandwagon by tweeting an article that demanded the removal of former President Barack Obama’s U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, and rehashing the claims of Ukraine’s alleged interference .........


Trump’s recent decision to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights was interpreted by Russian officials as a tacit withdrawal of U.S. objections to the Russian annexation of Crimea. .........


The Kremlin also capitalized on the unrelenting focus on the Mueller investigation, which provided the ideal cover for a quiet arrival of two Russian Air Force planes in Venezuela’s main airport on Saturday, transporting nearly 100 Russian troops to the country. .........

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