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The United States will spend tens of millions of dollars against Russian propaganda

США потратят десятки миллионов долларов против пропаганды РФPropaganda, according to the United States comes from Russia, China and Iran.

Washington sent 40 million dollars (about 35 million Euro) through an interagency institution, the Center for global engagement (Global Engagement Center) to “counter misinformation and propaganda spread by foreign States abroad.”

On Tuesday, October 30, said at a briefing in the US state Department Deputy spokesperson of us state Department Robert Palladino.

“This funding will support a range of efforts to combat the misinformation and propaganda of Russia, Iran and China aimed at foreign audiences,” said Palladino.

According to him, 20 million of the total amount listed in the approval by Congress of the Consolidated law on budget allocations for 2018, another 20 million came from the Pentagon through the structure of the state Department.

Means, in particular, will go to the implementation of technologies for early detection of disinformation, analysis, international audience that is most susceptible to its effect, as well as the development of effective interaction with influential players in the market of regional social media, non-governmental organizations and journalists.

Center for global engagement originally was created under the administration of Barack Obama to counter the propaganda of the terrorist organization “Islamic state”. In February 2017 the scope of its activities, it was decided to spread the information war with the state players, primarily, with Russia. He is one of the institutions in the structure of the American foreign Ministry.

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