First what you need to know is that it has always been legal for the U.S. to lie to the rest of the world. In fact, it has also been illegal for them to tell us the lies they have been telling the rest of the world. See, Smith-Munt Act.
Congress, in recommending passage of the bill, declared that "truth can be a powerful weapon." Congress further declared six principles were required for the legislation to be successful in action: tell the truth; explain the motives of the United States; bolster morale and extend hope; give a true and convincing picture of American life, methods, and ideals; combat misrepresentation and distortion; and aggressively interpret and support American foreign policy. As a Cold War measure, it was intended to counter and inoculate against propaganda from the Soviet Union and Communist organizations primarily in Europe. The principal purpose of the legislation was to engage in a global struggle for minds and wills, a phrase used by Presidents Harry S. Truman and Dwight D. Eisenhower.It established the programming mandate that still serves as the foundation for U.S. overseas information and cultural programs at the Department of State.O.k now, note the bold and the underlined because it is followed up with:
Since 1972, the act prohibits domestic access to information intended for foreign audiences. Prior to this, the State Department and then the USIA beginning in 1952, were prohibited from disseminating information intended for foreign audiences, with the express intent that Congress, the American media, or academia would be the distributors of such information.and
Section 501(a) of the Act (care of the Voice of America website) provides that
"information produced by VOA for audiences outside the United States shall not be disseminated within the United States … but, on request, shall be available in the English language at VOA, at all reasonable times following its release as information abroad, for examination only by representatives of United States press associations, newspapers, magazines, radio systems, and stations, and by research students and scholars, and, on request, shall be made available for examination only to Members of Congress."
This means that VOA is forbidden to broadcast within the United States.
O.K. so I'm confused. If the truth is such a powerful weapon why are we not allowed to hear it? Because me bucko's, it's all a game and the people who play the game are smarter than a fifth grader. Which means we are toast. Note this article from Bloomberg Business/technology "Your Text Messages saved forever" (did you know that all tweets are saved in the Library of congress?). Of course we knew, or least some of us did and you should have, that the government, google and facebook save everything. But did you know that everything may soon be up for sale???? From the article: