In response to Congressional negotiators on Wednesday approving an initiative to track and combat foreign propaganda, expanding the State Department’s Global Engagement Center:
“One independent researcher into Russian propaganda efforts, Clint Watts, said he worried that the Global Engagement Center is poorly suited to lead a broad U.S. government response that spans several departments. He complained that the resulting effort may be unfocused and overly bureaucratic.
‘It’s the opposite of what we need,’ said Watts, a former FBI agent and a fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. ‘We need to be moving quickly, nimbly.’”