Freedom Of Thought, Religious Texts, And Censorship

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We have elsewhere in these pages mentioned that the struggle for freedom of speech and thought in Europe was first connected with the struggle for religious tolerance.  The road to religious tolerance in Europe was a long and hard one, and one that required many centuries of travel.

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Disinformation, Propaganda, And Censorship: The Developing Connections

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In May of this year, a bill was introduced in the US Congress called the “Countering Information Warfare Act (CIWA) of 2016.” It is currently pending in the Committee on Foreign Relations. The premise behind the bill is, in essence, that Russia and China are devoting huge sums of money on “propaganda” and “disinformation” which has the net effect of smearing US policies around the world.

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