Former Homeland Security Department leaders warned that the Biden administration had unleashed Orwellian thought police on Americans after the department revealed that its “disinformation” board to stop online misinformation is run by a woman who has spread disinformation and questioned First Amendment rights. The Board is government distortion and a violation of the First Amendment.
Nina Jankowicz, who once dismissed troubling reports about Hunter Biden’s laptop as a “Trump campaign ploy,” has been leading the new board for a couple of months, but Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas did not reveal the board’s existence until this week in testimony to Congress. “The goal is to bring the resources of the department together to address this threat,” Mr. Mayorkas told lawmakers. “Cat’s out of the bag,” Ms. Jankowicz then tweeted.
Homeland Security described the board’s expansive duties, saying it will combat the wide swath of disinformation in the country. In the immediate term, its focus will be on disinformation surrounding Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and on the messaging smuggling groups are peddling to would-be illegal immigrants, the department said. Who evaluates the misinformation sent out by the White House and other liberals?