America Goes Large: Obama Wants Huge Budget for His Anti-Russian Troll Army

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
By Paul Martin

SputnikNews.com
14.04.2015

While issuing scary revelations about the alleged ‘Kremlin Troll Army’ operating online, ‘perpetuating a pro-Kremlin dialogue’, the US government’s international broadcaster RFE/RL somehow forgot to disclose it is prepared to spend as much as $15.4 million of taxpayers’ money on its own digital media forces to battle phantom Russia in the media

The US government agency Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) has filed its annual Fiscal Year Budget Request with the US Congress. This year its overall draft budget of $751.5 million requires some extra funding.

Among the notable areas which require intense investing is “Countering a Revanchist Russia”, for which it will allocate $15.4 million to battles in the blogosphere. Interestingly enough, it is more than twice as much as the agency is prepared to shell out on “Countering The ISIL Narrative” ($6.1 million).

The reason for the big spending is the fear among the “US and its Western Allies” of an “aggressive Russia” which has had some success lambasting them in the social media, not to mention via TV and radio.

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