Democrat President Joe Biden’s administration has spent almost $2 million in taxpayer money on a program that teaches people about so-called “disinformation.”
The media education program seeks to train school and college teachers, media professionals, librarians, government employees, and information specialists in foreign countries on how to combat “disinformation.”
The funding was revealed in grant documents obtained by the Washington Examiner.
The $1.9 million grant is part of the American Spaces Digital Literacy and Training Program.
The program is being run under the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the State Department.
However, the documents reveal that the so-called “disinformation” program is laced with a radical “woke” agenda.
The stated purpose of the office behind the program is to “embed diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in all aspects of its work.”
It also aims to “increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.”
The department will award the money to an American institution of higher education or nonprofit organization to create a “digital literacy” program in at least 16 countries in Europe and Central Asia.
Applications will be accepted until June 7.
According to a spokesperson for the Department of State (DOS), “disinformation” is a “priority issue around the world.”
The DOS insists that the grant will “help achieve US foreign policy goals.”
“The U.S. Department of State grant process is administered consistent with applicable federal law and policies, including with respect to bias and preferential treatment,” the spokesperson said.
“The department cannot comment further on its selection process with respect to this particular request for proposals and potential awards and implementation and deployment strategies.”
Speaking to the Washington Examiner, Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-WI), a member of the Oversight and Accountability Committee, warned that Biden should not be the arbiter of truth.
“President Biden has a history of being somewhat detached from the truth himself,” Grothman noted.
“So I don’t know if he can be trusted to determine what is truth and what is fiction.”
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