National Defense Authorization Act Becomes Censorship Battleground

Jul 20, 2023 | Political News

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) has become a censorship battleground, with reports that Democrats in the Senate may attempt to add provisions that would make it easier for the federal government to control online speech, after Republicans in the House passed a version of the bill that would make it harder.

Breitbart News previously reported that Rep. Rich McCormick (R-GA) successfully amended the NDAA to prevent the military from funding efforts to censor American citizens.

The McCormick amendment covers organizations like NewsGuard and the Global Disinformation Index (GDI), which facilitate the financial blacklisting of conservative news through their advice to advertisers. The amendment also forbids the military from working with such organizations, along with any advertising agency that makes use of their services.