Also intend to fight the propaganda of Iran.
The US government gave the State Department $40 million for measures to counter misinformation and propaganda spread by foreign countries, particularly Russia.
“These funds will be used to maintain various efforts to counter the Russian, Iranian and Chinese disinformation and propaganda aimed at foreign audiences,” said Palladino.
According to the representative of the state Department, the funds of which were provided by the Pentagon in late September, went to Finance “several very large projects”, without specifying details.
According to Palladino, the Center for global engagement Department uses these appropriations for “the development of technologies that will allow to warn about the appearance of propaganda in the early stages”.
State Department spokesman added that the centre will also establish contacts and collaboration with local bloggers, popular users of social networks and other persons, through which to convey the U.S. position to the right audience.
An important goal of the center, according to Palladino, is also training local NGOs, journalists, and bloggers the ability to recognize propaganda.
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