The Biden administration is taking fire from all angles after announcing the creation of what it’s deeming a “Disinformation Governance Board,” which will be administered under the umbrella of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to keep a close watch on what they deem to be “disinformation.”
The announcement quickly drew intense backlash from Republicans and concerned Americans, including George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley, who was also a Trump impeachment witness, The Daily Wire reported.
“Biden’s new Disinformation Governance Board is a telling replacement for the corporate censorship system,” he wrote in a series of tweets in which he excoriated the Biden administration for launching such an initiative.
Turley added: “Homeland Security already has a public relations staff that answers questions as well as dozens of offices that release public information. Yet, Secretary Mayorkas wants an actual Disinformation Governance Board to put an imprimatur on what is truth and what is false.”
The law professor noted that critics had already begun calling the new department Biden’s “Ministry of Truth,” writing, “On final note, it may be impossible to come up with a more Orwellian title other than the Ministry of Truth. Whoever decided to combine Disinformation with Governance wins the 2022 Doublespeak award.”
Other critics contend that the creation of such a DHS division was solely due to Elon Musk’s recent purchase of Twitter, which until last week, was a platform firmly in the grip of Democrats and their media allies. Twitter happened to be a highly effective tool for shaping narratives, or pretending stories didn’t exist, such as the Hunter Biden laptop scandal.
Speaking of denying facts, the person placed in charge of the new governance board as its executive director, Nina Jankowicz, has a long history of liberal activism and denying stories, like she did with the Hunter Biden laptop scandal in the lead-up to the 2020 election.
Fox News’ Laura Ingraham excoriated the newly-appointed director in a recent monologue.
“Part angry feminist, part frustrated karaoke singer, Jankowicz is the last person who should be trusted with distinguishing between fact and fiction. She’s a graduate of Bryn Mawr College — it’s kind of a caricature of the modern Left university,” Ingraham said.