State Dept. Admits Asking Sony Pictures to Help Counter Propaganda from Russia, Islamic State

I don’t like this strategy of “lying better”. I like punishing liars. Sticking up for truth.

The State Department confirmed on Friday that it has been working to convince major media and entertainment companies, including Sony Pictures, to help counter propaganda being issued by Russia, the Islamic State and possibly other organizations around the world.

Acting State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf admitted the outreach effort after Wikileaks published the entire collection of Sony emails hacked late last year. Among those emails is one from Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy Richard Stengel, who wrote to Sony last October to ask for help counter the “skewed version of reality” put out by Russia and the Islamic State.