Mike Benz, Allum Bokhari, and Oscar Buynevich


USAID Internal Documents Reveal Government Plot To Promote Censorship Initiatives

SUMMARY The US Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Center on Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance (DRG) created an internal “Disinformation Primer” that revealed the agency’s explicit praise for private sector censorship strategies and proposed additional censorship practices and techniques. USAID’s censorship proposals were aimed at influencing private sector technology companies, media organizations, education ministries, national…

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