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The United States’s official international propaganda arm, the United States Agency for Global Media, could get even more nakedly propagandistic under Donald Trump. Already the Trump era has seen TV Martí, which targets Cuba, run a segment describing George Soros as “a nonbelieving Jew of flexible morals.” It could get much worse as Trump installs his own appointees:

Mr. Trump’s nominee as chief executive of the global government media agency is Michael Pack, who runs a conservative filmmaking business out of his house in suburban Washington. He declined to be interviewed. […]

Among those working in the Cuba office, for example, is Jeffrey Shapiro, a former Breitbart News writer who played a prominent role in a politically charged battle over the agency’s direction this year.

Just great. And so in line with Trump’s ambitions for the U.S. media environment, too.

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