DISINFO: US media are a lie factory serving secret agendas
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DISINFO: US media are a lie factory serving secret agendas


Democracy cannot survive in the US as the media are a lie factory serving secret agendas.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about freedom of speech and media and about the collapse of US democracy.

According to the Supreme Court of the United States, the U.S. Constitution protects free speech while allowing for limitations on certain categories of speech. Categories of speech that are given lesser or no protection by the First Amendment and therefore may be restricted, include obscenity, fraud, child pornography, speech integral to illegal conduct, speech that incites imminent lawless action, speech that violates intellectual property law, true threats, and commercial speech such as advertising.

Despite the controversial reaction to the assault on the US Congress, including the suspension of Donald Trump’s accounts on social media, the US is still a free country as assessed by Freedom House.

Predictions about a US civil war or disintegration of the US, caused by moral collapse, racial conflicts, or other factors, have been a common pro-Kremlin narrative since the fall of the Soviet Union and have been increasingly emphasised by various pro-Kremlin outlets since the 2020 racial justice protests in the US and the US presidential elections. The theme of US disintegration is again re-emerging in pro-Kremlin outlets in connection with the US withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Read similar cases claiming that in the US censorship is similar to Nazi Germany’s censorship that The freedom of speech is purged from western media outlets and that Americans and Europeans do not have freedom of speech anymore.


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