Global Engagement Center

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Group.png Global Engagement Center WebsiteRdf-icon.png
FormationApril 2016
Parent organizationUS/Department of State

The Global Engagement Center of the US State department is summarised by Max Blumenthal and Mark Ames as a "de facto U.S. government propaganda operation".[1]

Official narrative

The website stated in February 2019 that "The Global Engagement Center is charged with leading the U.S. government’s efforts to counter propaganda and disinformation from international terrorist organizations and foreign countries... The FY 2017 NDAA expanded the GEC’s mission to include countering the adverse effects of state-sponsored propaganda and disinformation."

Inaction

The New York Times reported in 2018 that " the State Department has yet to spend any of the $120 million it has been allocated since late 2016 to counter foreign efforts to meddle in elections or sow distrust in democracy. As a result, not one of the 23 analysts working in the department’s Global Engagement Center — which has been tasked with countering Moscow’s disinformation campaign — speaks Russian, and a department hiring freeze has hindered efforts to recruit the computer experts needed to track the Russian efforts."[2]

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