The deal for the CIA was they could manipulate all they’d like overseas, but couldn’t bring any of that home. The slippery slope came with their admitting that the occasional propaganda book would be published by them overseas, and then happened to get sold here. In 2012, the argument was stretched a little further — too far, really — opening the door to distributing whatever material produced abroad at home. The underlying argument was that modern technology — aka the interent — made it too difficult to separate the two. So, rather than cut down the overseas propaganda, we just made it completely legal to distribute here.
“… the Secretary and the Broadcasting Board of Governors may, upon request and reimbursement of the reasonable costs incurred in fulfilling such a request, make available, in the United States, motion pictures, films, video, audio, and other materials prepared for dissemination abroad or disseminated abroad pursuant to this Act…”