President Biden’s Division of Homeland Safety arrange a brand new “Disinformation Governance Board” that might be headed by a lady who unfold disinformation about Hunter Biden’s laptop computer.
The dystopian-sounding board could have amongst its chief members Nina Jankowicz, who will function Govt Director.
Homeland Safety (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, showing earlier than the Home Appropriations Subcommittee to debate the fiscal 2023 funds for the division Wednesday, testified on the creation of the board.
“The aim is to convey the assets of (DHS) collectively to deal with this risk (of misinformation),” Mayorkas mentioned, particularly noting minority communities are sometimes a goal of such campaigns.
Jankowicz introduced her position to followers on Twitter, sharing a Politico article that talked about her title and stating she is “honored to be serving within the Biden Administration” to assist “form our counter-disinformation efforts.”
Cat’s out of the bag: right here’s what I’ve been as much as the previous two months, and why I’ve been a bit quiet on right here.
— Nina Jankowicz 🇺🇦🇺🇸 (@wiczipedia) April 27, 2022
Disinformation Governance Board
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It’s fairly telling that the Disinformation Governance Board falls beneath the purview of the Division of Homeland Safety which presumably offers with issues associated to terrorism.
It’s telling, however not coincidental.
This previous February, DHS issued a terrorism risk abstract report specializing in folks or organizations spreading “misinformation” designed to undermine belief within the authorities.
The “Abstract of Terrorism Risk to the U.S. Homeland” bulletin signifies the US is in a “heightened risk surroundings,” particularly in opposition to ‘mis- dis- and mal-information (MDM)’ about election fraud and COVID.
So, a number of of us are questioning, @DHSgov …
— Ron Coleman (@RonColeman) February 8, 2022
The Division of Justice (DOJ), in the meantime, introduced the formation of a unit to fight home terrorism simply days after the anniversary of the 2021 riot on the Capitol.
The Biden home terrorism plan additionally seeks – maybe chillingly – to manage “misinformation” being shared on the web and social media.
“The U.S. Authorities will even work to seek out methods to counter the polarization usually fueled by disinformation, misinformation, and harmful conspiracy theories on-line, supporting an info surroundings that fosters wholesome democratic discourse,” a White Home fact-sheet from June of 2021 reads.
A number of companies, a number of bulletins, and a number of departments working to fight ‘disinformation,’ a phrase utilized by the administration that has turn into synonymous with easy speech coming from political opponents.
President Biden has executed extra to fight so-called ‘misinformation’ than he has to deal with inflation, repair the financial system, and even sort out precise terror threats on the border.
Right here’s my official portrait to seize your consideration. Now that I’ve received it: a HUGE focus of our work, and certainly, one of many key causes the Board was established, is to take care of the Dept’s committment to defending free speech, privateness, civil rights, & civil liberties. 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/C4xiEGfhDt
— Nina Jankowicz 🇺🇦🇺🇸 (@wiczipedia) April 27, 2022
Govt Director Nina Jankowicz
If the administration have been critical about cracking down on misinformation, they may begin with their new Govt Director on the Disinformation Governance Board, Nina Jankowicz.
Jankowicz, on a number of events, unfold disinformation regarding Hunter Biden’s laptop computer.
In October of 2020, fairly than crack down on misinformation, she shared it, tweeting claims from the President that roughly 50 former nationwide intelligence officers who tried working cowl for Biden within the weeks main as much as the election by saying the laptop computer was a Russian smear marketing campaign.”
Again on the “laptop computer from hell,” apparently- Biden notes 50 former natsec officers and 5 former CIA heads that imagine the laptop computer is a Russian affect op.
Trump says “Russia, Russia, Russia.”
— Nina Jankowicz 🇺🇦🇺🇸 (@wiczipedia) October 23, 2020
Jankowicz has defended the tweet saying she was merely relaying feedback she heard through the presidential debate on the time wherein Biden did, actually, unfold that false info.
“Right here’s Biden saying the incriminating emails on Hunter’s laptop computer have been simply “a smear marketing campaign” and “a bunch of rubbish” pic.twitter.com/QKy8UfFjWQ“
— Republican Ladies of Mercer County 💪🇺🇦 🇺🇸 (@RWOMC) March 18, 2022
Nevertheless, in an article with the Related Press, the brand new head of the Disinformation Governance Board was quoted as saying the Hunter Biden laptop computer was “a Trump marketing campaign product.”
The Biden administration’s new Govt Director of the Disinformation Governance Board, Nina Jankowicz, forged doubt that the Hunter Biden laptop computer, confirmed to be actual by a number of shops, really belonged to him.
She referred to as it “a Trump marketing campaign product.”
— Rusty Weiss 🇺🇸 (@rustyweiss74) April 27, 2022
The laptop computer has since been authenticated by a number of main media shops together with the New York Occasions and Washington Publish.
Previous to that, Jankowicz warned that the election could be besieged by Trump supporters selling “voter intimidation and violence.”
“These types of national-level requires folks to point out up are a recipe, frankly, for intimidation and violence,” she mentioned relating to efforts by the RNC and Trump to recruit ballot watchers.
The DHS board might be headed by Nina Jankowicz, who as soon as claimed militarized Trump supporters would present as much as the polls with weapons to intimidate voters pic.twitter.com/GNfLdh4QHr
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) April 27, 2022
Hunter Biden Laptop computer Disinformation
Vice versa, if Nina Jankowicz have been critical about combatting misinformation in her new position with the Disinformation Governance Board, she wouldn’t need to look a lot additional than the President himself.
Biden, along with calling the Hunter Biden laptop computer story a Russian smear marketing campaign on the debates, made the ‘Russian disinformation’ declare properly after the election, responding to a query from a reporter about whether or not he nonetheless believes the story to be a smear marketing campaign regardless of all indicators pointing on the contrary, “Sure, sure, sure.”
Doocy: “Do you continue to assume that the story from the autumn about your son Hunter have been Russian disinformation and a smear marketing campaign such as you mentioned?”
Biden: *strolling away* “Sure, sure, sure. God love you, man. You’re a one horse pony.”
— Day by day Wire (@realDailyWire) March 17, 2022
There’s loads of different materials Jankowicz may go after as properly.
President Biden has made the false declare that 5 Capitol law enforcement officials have been killed within the January 6, 2021 riots.
“Look, how would you are feeling for those who noticed crowds storm and break down the doorways of the British Parliament, kill 5 cops, injure 145 — or the German Bundestag or the Italian Parliament?” Biden requested reporters. “I believe you’d surprise.”
“5 cops” weren’t killed on January 6 through the Capitol riot. Zero cops have been killed, but some Democrats appear to maintain repeating the false declare.
BIDEN: “How would you are feeling for those who noticed crowds storm and break down the doorways of the British Parliament, kill 5 cops, injure 145, or the German Bundestag, or the Italian Parliament? I believe you’d surprise. Nicely, that’s what the remainder of the world noticed.” pic.twitter.com/Ob3yBdFCId
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) March 2, 2022
Then in fact there’s the much more apparent instance of disinformation unfold by President Biden from the second he started his election marketing campaign proper up till very just lately – the Charlottesville hoax.
Simply final month, he once more repeated the false declare that his predecessor Donald Trump referred to as neo-Nazis in Charlottesville “effective folks” throughout a press convention at NATO headquarters.
It would at all times be humorous to me when Biden says how Trump’s “very effective folks on each side” line from Charlottesville was his inspiration to run for president.
The person actually started his presidential marketing campaign on a lie. pic.twitter.com/hJlu8EDFCG
— Greg Value (@greg_price11) March 24, 2022
As PolitiFact factors out, Biden leaves out the context of Trump explicitly saying, “And also you had folks — and I’m not speaking in regards to the neo-Nazis and the white nationalists — as a result of they need to be condemned completely.”
There you might be, Nina. Three distinguished examples of disinformation you can begin combatting posthaste. Hunter’s laptop computer, January sixth, and Charlottesville. It’s a brief checklist, however we don’t wish to overwhelm you in your first day in your new position.
In actuality, this Disinformation Governance Board isn’t about disinformation in any respect – it’s about cracking down on free speech. And Jankowicz is primed for the position.
In an interview with NPR final week, she relayed fears over “free speech absolutists” like Elon Musk taking up Twitter, a prospect which has since come to fruition.
Final week I instructed @NPRMichel: I shudder to consider if free speech absolutists have been taking up extra platforms, what that will appear to be for the marginalized communities…that are already shouldering…disproportionate quantities of this abuse.” https://t.co/GLqMwC3iYH
— Nina Jankowicz 🇺🇦🇺🇸 (@wiczipedia) April 25, 2022
“I shudder to consider if free speech absolutists have been taking up extra platforms, what that will appear to be for the marginalized communities … that are already shouldering … disproportionate quantities of this abuse,” she mentioned.
Isn’t it humorous what makes the Biden administration ‘shudder’ – free speech – when the remainder of America is shuddering on the prospect of a authorities takeover of knowledge?