Walt Disney and his employees testify in front of HUAC

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The Walt Disney Corporation was hugely influential during the Cold War as a part of the anti-Communist propaganda machine. However, this did not offer protection from the probing eyes of Senator Joseph McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities Committee. When Disney was accused of employing known Communists, he and several employees were made to testify in front of HUAC, which contributed to nation-wide suspicions that Hollywood was a breeding ground for Communist activity (see Hollywood Blacklist).