Trump Media and Technology Group CEO Devin Nunes says the Biden administration’s newly announced Disinformation Governance Board is a “direct attack” on his company’s pro-free speech new social media platform, Truth Social.
As the Washington Examiner reported, “The Disinformation Governance Board, which was revealed last week, is part of the Homeland Security Department. Nina Jankowicz, selected to be its chief, has been criticized for her promotion of Christopher Steele’s discredited anti-Trump dossier and dismissing concerns around Hunter Biden and his laptop.
“Republicans have criticized the board, comparing it to the Ministry of Truth in George Orwell’s book 1984.”
That’s all to say that Nunes, the former California Republican congressman, is more than a bit suspicious that the Biden administration will weaponize the new disinformation board against Truth Social, which Trump Media and Technology Group created.
Despite what he called a “direct attack” on the principles being championed by Truth Social, Nunes promised to protect the platform’s users from the “phony government disinformation service.”
“Our goal and President Trump’s goal was to give the American people their voice back, and that’s what we’ve done,” Nunes told Fox News host Maria Bartiromo on Sunday.
“That’s why I think it’s so Orwellian, so dystopian, something you only see in dictatorships, that now they’re going to set up some type of disinformation board,” he added. “I think that’s a direct attack the on what we are doing at Truth Social because we can no longer be canceled.”
“We’re going to protect our user from this … phony government disinformation service.”
Nunes also had pointed words for Jankowicz, the Biden administration’s so-called “disinformation czar.”
“We’re going to protect our users from this new phony government disinformation service, and the fact that they would use some D-rated TikTok star that is the queen of disinformation herself on the Russia hoax and the laptop from hell to head up is really the height of hypocrisy that’s so unbelievable,” he said.
Truth Social, he said, is not going to stand for censorship.
“We are not going to be regulated,” he said.