Tillerson Actions Toward Accepting Funding For Combating Russian Propaganda

| Sait Serkan Gurbu/AP Tillerson moves toward accepting funding for fighting Russian propaganda The secretary of state came under pressure from Congress, which appropriated $80 million for countering messages from Islamist extremists — and Russia.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson last week approved the use of around $60 million total by the Global Engagement Center toward the anti-propaganda efforts.
“The Global Engagement Center is an inter-agency unit that is housed at the State Department.
Tillerson could have asked for $60 million to be transferred from the Pentagon, and it was not clear why he asked for only $40 million.
A State Department official confirmed on Thursday that Tillerson last week approved the use of about $60 million by the Global Engagement Center toward the anti-propaganda efforts.

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