U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson has approved development of 60 of the 80 million dollars that Congress had allocated for anti-propaganda, allegedly carried out by the Russian authorities and the terrorists. This writes Politico, citing us Department of state.
It is reported that about $ 20 million already transferred to the state Department and will be transferred to the Center for global cooperation to fight the propaganda of terrorist organizations such as “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia). Another $ 40 million will be transferred from the accounts of the Pentagon to fight “state-sponsored propaganda.”
The publication notes that earlier Tillerson refused to spend the proposed funds, despite the desire of both Democrats and Republicans. Despite the fact that Congress approved the allocation of 60 million, the Secretary of state decided to take less because “this amount was approved after consultation with other agencies,” writes Politico.
Center for global engagement (Global Engagement The Center) is included in the Department office. The center was established in the spring of 2016 to combat the popularization of the ideas of terrorism, and later its functionality was extended to countering global propaganda.