State Dept. wrote to Sony for help in countering Islamic State, Russian narratives

State Dept. wrote to Sony for help in countering Islamic State, Russian narratives

Emails published this week by WikiLeaks reveal that a senior State Dept. official asked the CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment for help in countering the narratives of the Russian Federation and the so-called Islamic State.

Internal Sony correspondence that was leaked to the web following last year’s colossal SPE hack and now mirrored by the anti-secrecy group shows that Richard Stengel, the US under secretary for public diplomacy and public affairs, asked for Hollywood’s help in advancing the State Dept.’s agenda as recently as November 2014.

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