After massive public blowback, the Department of Homeland Security has shut down its controversial ‘Disinformation Governance Board.’
May it never see the light of day again!
DHS announced the creation of the disinformation board in April in order to “coordinate countering misinformation related to homeland security, focused specifically on irregular migration and Russia.”
After months of harsh criticism, the ‘Ministry of Truth’ was quietly shut down on Monday.
“We have now had briefings on the relevant disinformation-related activities of the Department. We are not ready, as of yet, to provide recommendations on the Department’s most effective approach to disinformation threats, including commitments to increase transparency and protect civil rights, civil liberties, and privacy,” the statement read.
“However, at this point, we have concluded that there is no need for a Disinformation Governance Board.”
— TexasLindsay™ (@TexasLindzay) July 19, 2022
DHS decides today there was no need for its unconstitutional Disinformation Board after all pic.twitter.com/O1hjIywch2
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) July 18, 2022
The Blaze reported:
Much of the criticism against the board centered on Nina Jankowicz, the executive director. Jankowicz had previously spread the false information contained in the spurious Christopher Steele dossier and tried to undermine the Hunter Biden laptop story by calling it Russian disinformation.
In May, Jankowicz resigned from the board, and the DHS said it was “pausing” the implementation of the board as well.
Contrary to the current statement from the DHS, Jankowicz said at the time that the mission of the board was very necessary.
“It is deeply disappointing that mischaracterizations of the board became a distraction from the department’s vital work, and indeed, along with recent events globally and nationally, embodies why it is necessary,” said Jankowicz.
Critics of the board also mocked Jankowicz for singing a creepy song on TikTok, where she referred to herself as the “Mary Poppins of disinformation.”
Further criticism of the ‘Disinformation Governance Board’ HERE: