The Biden administration is known for establishing some of the creepiest domestic policies this country has ever had the pleasure of experiencing, but their new plan to stomp out “mis and dis-information” via a federal agency within the Department of Homeland Security is truly beyond the pale.
In what appears to be a major shift toward the Soviet left, Sec. Alejandro Mayorkas announced on Wednesday the formation of a ‘Disinformation Governance Board’ in an attempt to combat “misinformation” online.
Yes, you read that correctly.
Only one week after Elon Musk purchased Twitter, essentially stripping the government’s ability to control the online narrative, the Biden administration announced the formation of a special government initiative to tackle online misinformation…
Really makes you think.
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced the “just established” governance board, which reeks like the Orwellian Ministry of Truth, during a congressional hearing on Wednesday, arguing it would help reduce domestic threats to the United States.
Mayorkas touts formation of “misinformation and disinformation governance board” to “disseminate information” before the 2022 midterm elections. pic.twitter.com/ShuadO3DRJ
— Merissa Hansen 🇺🇸 (@MerissaHansen17) April 28, 2022
It’s not yet known exactly how the board will be run or what it will choose to focus on. However, Biden did choose someone to head the board, someone who has deep ties to leftwing misinformation herself.
Nina Jankowicz, a fellow for the Wilson Center, confirmed reports that she would direct the board, sharing her official government portrait on her social media profile.
Here's my official portrait to grab your attention. Now that I've got it: a HUGE focus of our work, and indeed, one of the key reasons the Board was established, is to maintain the Dept's committment to protecting free speech, privacy, civil rights, & civil liberties. 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/C4xiEGfhDt
— Nina Jankowicz 🇺🇦🇺🇸 (@wiczipedia) April 27, 2022
She claimed the new board was created to “maintain the Department’s commitment to protecting free speech, privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties.”
Meanwhile, if the goal of the DHS governance board is to stomp out misinformation online, then how does that port to protecting free speech? Typically when the left brings up free speech they’re simply referring to the kinds of speech they happen to agree with, or that happens to suit a particular political narrative, but certainly not actual free speech, which could very well offend or upset a precious liberal woman of color.
Jankowicz has been on the leftwing misinformation train for years now as she is one of the most vocal supporters of the Hunter Biden “Laptop From Hell” media suppression that occurred right before the 2020 presidential election. She downplayed the laptop bombshell, asserting it was like a “Russian influence op.”
Back on the "laptop from hell," apparently- Biden notes 50 former natsec officials and 5 former CIA heads that believe the laptop is a Russian influence op.
Trump says "Russia, Russia, Russia."
— Nina Jankowicz 🇺🇦🇺🇸 (@wiczipedia) October 23, 2020
Not to mention Jankowicz’s years-long support for massive social media regulation and censorship.
By all means, let’s regulate social media. But let’s do it with proper thought and consultation, with the nation’s best interests at heart, not with the sweep of a sharpie in response to a specter of “political censorship” that doesn’t exist https://t.co/pahJMEI5x4
— Nina Jankowicz 🇺🇦🇺🇸 (@wiczipedia) August 9, 2019
In October 2020, Jankowicz testified to the House Select Committee on Intelligence on the dangers of misinformation and conspiracy theories and how to stop it online.
“Disinformation is a threat to democracy,” she warned and criticized the government and social media platforms who have “all but abdicated their responsibility” to address domestic disinformation.”
During her testimony, Jankowicz recommended that Congress start spending more taxpayer dollars to fund a “robust public media” and work on a global effort to combat disinformation.
She also hailed Twitter’s efforts to censor users during the 2020 election and urged more technology companies to follow their example.
Essentially, Jankowicz is the modern Democrat’s dream: She’s a liberal woman who’s willing to assist the federal government in censoring right-wing speech online. She parrots the talking points du jour, namely the nonsensical idea that unregulated speech online is somehow destructive to “democracy” — a concept liberals have no real feeling for except as a means for control.
Author: Sebastian Hayworth