European Union to Engage in Counter-Propaganda Measures

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Wed Nov 23, 2016 3:16 pm

"The European Parliament adopted ... resolution on countering hostile propaganda against the European Union, which, according to Brussels, in particular, comes from Russia. ... The document states that such propaganda is part of the 'hybrid war' and aims to 'distort the truth, to sow doubt and discord between the countries of the Union, to weaken the strategic unity of the EU and its North American partners, to paralyze the decision-making process, to discredit the institutions of the EU and the transatlantic partnership.' Among these tools ... multi-language TV channels (eg, Russia Today) ... religious groups, social networks and internet 'trolls.' ... to destroy its political cohesion ... aimed at journalists, certain politicians and EU citizens"
Original: http://www.interfax.ru/world/538239
Translated: https://translate.google.com/translate? ... d%2F538239

This may be a contentious point, but I find that it's impossible to arrange a counter for foreign propaganda in a free and open society.
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Propaganda is then any information advocating a political interpretation, especially (but not necessarily) where that information is false. The inevitable issue arises where the state is left to decide what's false, where propaganda has a tendency to be ultimately directed against the state. There isn't a government in this world which isn't "bad" or "wrong" in some way. If the state is left to decide which information presented against it is false, then it will declare everything false which makes the state look bad, even if that information is true. Like the novel "1984," whatever the state doesn't wish you to know, will wind up "down the memory hole."

If we are to accept the report of Interfax as factual, then the resolution specifically remarks on instances in which the information presented has the effect of "sowing doubt and discord" and more importantly "discrediting the institutions of the EU" and "destroying political cohesion." Anything that makes the EU look bad, truthful or not, is then propaganda. This is clarified with the stated concern about "social networks and internet trolls," "aimed at journalists ... and EU citizens." As such, information presented to the media and to citizens which shows the state to be "wrong" or "bad," is propaganda. This appears to lead to such a circumstance in which whatever the state doesn't wish for you to hear will be dealt with via censorship and social engineering - memory holes and brainwashing.

The state should never be in a position to decide what is true about the state, and what the people are allowed to hear about the state. That's an obvious, and dangerous conflict of interest.
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Wed Nov 23, 2016 4:33 pm

"The EU Parliament's resolution demonstrates 'political degradation' in regard to the 'idea of democracy' in the West, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday, commenting on the vote. Putin pointed out that while 'everyone tries to lecture' Russia on democracy, European lawmakers themselves resort to a policy of restrictions, 'which is not the best way' to deal with any issues. 'The best approach is an open discussion, in which bright and solid arguments to support one's point of view should be presented,' Putin said. ... 'the resolution bluntly contradicts the EU's own human rights and freedom of press norms,' reads the letter signed by Sputnik ... Before the Wednesday vote, the document had been criticized by some MEPs, who called it both 'insane' and 'ridiculous.' The EU 'desperately needs an enemy, be it Russia or any other,' that it can blame for any of its own failures, French MEP Jean-Luc Schaffhaueser told RT. Spanish MEP Javier Couso Permuy said 'it fosters hysteria against Russia,' while British MEP James Carver noted the report is 'worryingly reminiscent of the Cold War.'
https://www.rt.com/news/367922-eu-resol ... ian-media/
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Sun Nov 27, 2016 1:32 pm

The European Parliament on Wednesday adopted a non-legislative resolution against anti-EU propaganda propagated by Russia and terrorist groups such as Daesh and Al-Qaeda.
“Propaganda pressure on the EU from Russia and Islamist terrorist groups is growing. It seeks to distort the truth, incite fear, provoke doubt and divide the EU,” the European Parliament said in a statement.
“The Kremlin has stepped up its propaganda against EU since annexing Crimea and waging hybrid war in the Donbass.
“The Russian government is employing a wide range of tools and instruments, such as think tanks ..., multilingual TV stations [e.g. Russia Today], pseudo-news agencies and multimedia services [e.g. Sputnik] ..., social media and internet trolls, to challenge democratic values, divide Europe, gather domestic support and create the perception of failed states in the EU’s eastern neighborhood,” the statement said.
It also accused the Kremlin of backing and funding anti-EU forces such as extreme-right parties and populist forces.
In October, the European Parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs approved a report on combating propaganda which named the Russian media as one of the main threats.

http://anadoluajansi.com/en/europe/euro ... nda/691804

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Sun Nov 27, 2016 1:53 pm

Navarro wrote:"The European Parliament adopted ... resolution on countering hostile propaganda against the European Union, which, according to Brussels, in particular, comes from Russia. ... The document states that such propaganda is part of the 'hybrid war' and aims to 'distort the truth, to sow doubt and discord between the countries of the Union, to weaken the strategic unity of the EU and its North American partners, to paralyze the decision-making process, to discredit the institutions of the EU and the transatlantic partnership.' Among these tools ... multi-language TV channels (eg, Russia Today) ... religious groups, social networks and internet 'trolls.' ... to destroy its political cohesion ... aimed at journalists, certain politicians and EU citizens"
Original: http://www.interfax.ru/world/538239
Translated: https://translate.google.com/translate? ... d%2F538239

This may be a contentious point, but I find that it's impossible to arrange a counter for foreign propaganda in a free and open society.
Image
Propaganda is then any information advocating a political interpretation, especially (but not necessarily) where that information is false. The inevitable issue arises where the state is left to decide what's false, where propaganda has a tendency to be ultimately directed against the state. There isn't a government in this world which isn't "bad" or "wrong" in some way. If the state is left to decide which information presented against it is false, then it will declare everything false which makes the state look bad, even if that information is true. Like the novel "1984," whatever the state doesn't wish you to know, will wind up "down the memory hole."

If we are to accept the report of Interfax as factual, then the resolution specifically remarks on instances in which the information presented has the effect of "sowing doubt and discord" and more importantly "discrediting the institutions of the EU" and "destroying political cohesion." Anything that makes the EU look bad, truthful or not, is then propaganda. This is clarified with the stated concern about "social networks and internet trolls," "aimed at journalists ... and EU citizens." As such, information presented to the media and to citizens which shows the state to be "wrong" or "bad," is propaganda. This appears to lead to such a circumstance in which whatever the state doesn't wish for you to hear will be dealt with via censorship and social engineering - memory holes and brainwashing.

The state should never be in a position to decide what is true about the state, and what the people are allowed to hear about the state. That's an obvious, and dangerous conflict of interest.
Russian were extremetly angry after this resolution.it easy to find in russia media coments . They didn't show complete resolution text. In the post i wanted show Complete text without coments.(reduced them).

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Sun Nov 27, 2016 1:55 pm

Navarro wrote:"The EU Parliament's resolution demonstrates 'political degradation' in regard to the 'idea of democracy' in the West, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday, commenting on the vote. Putin pointed out that while 'everyone tries to lecture' Russia on democracy, European lawmakers themselves resort to a policy of restrictions, 'which is not the best way' to deal with any issues. 'The best approach is an open discussion, in which bright and solid arguments to support one's point of view should be presented,' Putin said. ... 'the resolution bluntly contradicts the EU's own human rights and freedom of press norms,' reads the letter signed by Sputnik ... Before the Wednesday vote, the document had been criticized by some MEPs, who called it both 'insane' and 'ridiculous.' The EU 'desperately needs an enemy, be it Russia or any other,' that it can blame for any of its own failures, French MEP Jean-Luc Schaffhaueser told RT. Spanish MEP Javier Couso Permuy said 'it fosters hysteria against Russia,' while British MEP James Carver noted the report is 'worryingly reminiscent of the Cold War.'
https://www.rt.com/news/367922-eu-resol ... ian-media/
these type of rt coments was Probably reason for this resolution

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