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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Does America Need a Ministry of Truth?

            In April 2022, the Biden administration announced that it was forming a new agency, the Disinformation Governance Board. The new agency would be a part of the Department of Homeland Security. Its purpose would be “countering misinformation related to homeland security, focused specifically on irregular migration and Russia.”

            The Biden administration was not sure what the role and scope of the disinformation board would be. However, Biden selected Nina Jankowicz to lead the board. Today the administration announced today that it was putting a “pause” on its new Disinformation Governance Board. Jankowicz, the disinformation czarina, resigned today. Jarrett Stepman made the following comments about the disinformation board and Jankowicz. 

The one thing that’s clear is that the new board and the person tasked to lead it weren’t, as they say in Washington, “good optics.”

It was bad enough that the Biden administration seemingly took George Orwell’s book “1984” as a guide, rather than as a warning. It then made things worse with the appointment of Nina Jankowicz, the self-proclaimed “Mary Poppins of disinformation,” to lead the board. The new – and now former, since she has resigned – disinformation czarina certainly appeared to be a real expert in “disinformation.”

She cast doubt on the veracity of the Hunter Biden laptop story, which was confirmed to be true. She dismissed the idea that COVID-19 originated in a lab in Wuhan, China, as nothing more than a way to give then-President Donald Trump a scapegoat for the pandemic. Clearly, there’s a good reason to believe that story, even if China makes finding the truth difficult, if not impossible.

In addition, Jankowicz backed since-debunked claims that Trump was connected to a Kremlin-backed bank.

What’s more, she has an extensive public record of seeing any story that counters left-wing narratives or makes Democrats in general look bad as examples of disinformation.

For instance, speaking at an event in Ohio, she said that opposition to critical race theory is just being “seized” upon by “Republicans and other disinformers” for profit.

Jankowicz’s solution to any such problem always seems to end up being censorship by people like herself, who naturally are always on the side of goodness and truth.

            As can be seen from the above examples, Jankowicz is the epitome of disinformation. The question is, how would such a board determine what disinformation is? Twitter, Facebook, and other social media programs censored anything conservative or detrimental to Joe Biden. Would the disinformation board bring legal problems for people who posted information that might be true but not liked by leftists?

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