Feds Spending $1.25 Million on ‘Go Viral’ Festival

The State Department is spending over $1.2 million on a “Go Viral” festival in Kazakhstan.

The U.S. embassy and consulate in Kazakhstan released a funding opportunity last week, seeking applications for a nonprofit to run future festivals and events that are modeled on South by Southwest and TED talks. The most recent festival held over the weekend featured sessions on climate change and “fake news.”