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Democracy activists stranded after Trump admin pulls funding for anti-censorship tools

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The Trump administration has stopped funding the Open Technology Fund, an internet freedom group that provides anti-censorship software to democracy activists worldwide.

The freeze was ordered by the new CEO of the U.S. Agency for Global Media, Michael Pack, a conservative documentary filmmaker and ally of Steve Bannon, the former adviser to President Donald Trump.

Pack, who took the helm in June, has angered both Republicans and Democrats in Congress by firing top executives and the governing boards of the Voice of America and other U.S.-funded media outlets overseen by his agency. Press freedom groups have warned that Pack is putting the editorial independence of the Voice of America and the other U.S. broadcasters at risk.

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