House Republicans Propose Gutting Pentagon Censorship Regime In Defense Reauthorization Bill

House Republicans Propose Gutting Pentagon Censorship Regime In Defense Reauthorization Bill


House Republicans are taking aim at the Pentagon’s censorship regime in the latest version of the 2024 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

In June, Rep. Richard McCormick, R-Ga., attached an amendment to the annual defense bill to strip the department of its ability to engage in censorship or the blacklisting of news sources. Under the amendment, the Defense Department would be prohibited from signing new contracts with a constellation of censorship organizations known to blacklist conservative news. Groups explicitly listed include NewsGuard, the Global Disinformation Index (GDI), Graphika Technologies, or “any other entity the function of which is to advise the censorship or blacklisting of news sources based on subjective criteria or political biases, under the stated function of ‘fact checking’ or otherwise removing ‘misinformation.’”

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