A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from October 22, 2021
“The government can legally lie to you. But they cannot force you to trust them”

The passing of the Smith–Mundt Modernization Act of 2012 caused many to believe that it was now legal for the U.S. government to lie to its citizens.

“The government can legally lie to you. But they cannot force you to trust them” was posted on Twitter by Battle Axe on February 21, 2021. “The government can legally lie to you. But they cannot force you to trust them” was posted on Twitter by 911bot on February 24, 2021, and on Twitter by conspiracybot on February 25, 2021.


Wikipedia: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013
Smith–Mundt Modernization Act of 2012
The Smith–Mundt Modernization Act of 2012 was introduced by U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry on May 10, 2012 in the House of Representatives. U.S. Congressman Adam Smith was a Co-Sponsor. The bill purpose is “to authorize the domestic dissemination of information and material about the United States intended primarily for foreign audiences.” The act was added to the 2013 NDAA bill as section of 1078 to amend certain passages of Smith–Mundt Act of 1948 and Foreign Relations Authorization Act of 1987. The Smith–Mundt Modernization Act of 2012 passed Congress as part of the NDAA 2013 on December 28, 2012. Amendments made to the Smith–Mundt Act of 1948 and Foreign Relations Authorization Act of 1987 allow for materials produced by the State Department and the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) to be released within US borders. U.S. Congressman Adam Smith stated with respect to the bill’s purpose that al-Qaeda was infiltrating the Internet in order to promote anti-Americanism and that with passage of the Smith–Mundt Modernization Act of 2012 the U.S. government would be able disseminate public diplomacy information by the State Department to counter that in the Arabic language abroad.

Several news outlets reported that the 2013 NDAA overturned a 64-year ban on the domestic dissemination of propaganda (described as “public diplomacy information") produced for foreign audiences, effectively eliminating the distinction between foreign and domestic audiences. The news website BuzzFeed News for example quoted an unnamed source saying the Smith–Mundt Modernization Act of 2012 would allow “U.S. propaganda intended to influence foreign audiences to be used on the domestic population.”

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Battle Axe
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Replying to @conspiracyb0t
The government can legally lie to you.
But they cannot force you to trust them.
6:17 PM · Feb 21, 2021·Twitter Web App

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911bot
@911b0t
The government can legally lie to you.
But they cannot force you to trust them.
12:29 AM · Feb 24, 2021·911b0t

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conspiracybot
@conspiracyb0t
The government can legally lie to you.
But they cannot force you to trust them.
3:14 AM · Feb 25, 2021·conspiracyb0t

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The Rich Mn’s Son
@TheRichMansSon
The government can legally lie to you.
But they cannot force you to trust them, NEVER , not me!
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12:53 PM · Jul 9, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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Paglakahikaa
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The government can legally lie to you.
But they cannot force you to trust them ?
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Live Law
@LiveLawIndia
· Aug 28
One cannot rely only on the State for truth. Totalitarian governments are known for their constant reliance on falsehoods to consolidate power : Justice Chandrachud, at an online lecture on the topic ‘Citizens’ right to speak truth to power’
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1:32 PM · Aug 29, 2021 from New Delhi, India·Twitter for Android

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The government can legally lie to you.
But they cannot force you to trust them.
4:16 AM · Oct 22, 2021·conspiracyb0t

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