Within a matter of weeks, the unconstitutional, correctly criticized federal Disinformation Governance Board has been “paused” and “Minister of Truth” Nina Jankowicz has resigned. It is appropriate to celebrate, but amid statements from the White House saying the “work is going to continue,” we should beware that some version of the board will quietly pop up again in the Department of Homeland Security and other agencies. We should be prepared to expose any attempts to suppress free speech.
As many people have pointed out, this effort was entirely voluntary. unconstitutionalThe board violated the First Amendment from the beginning. The board even allowed President Joe Biden, Jankowicz to vigorous lawsuits from two other states.
The Constitution clearly states that “Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech.” The executive branch cannot abridge free speech either, nor can the federal government collude with Big Tech to censor free speech, as they are wont to do.
This administration has tried to control information flow in almost all areas. The White House has openly admitted to working with Big Tech to “flag” disinformation for quite a while. Alejandro Mayorkas, Department of Homeland Security secretary, even admitted to doing so said that the “department is partnering with the Department of Education to develop a (disinformation) program in the K-12 arena,” raising well-founded concerns that the administration is “propagandizing” kids.
In addition to being a violation of constitutional rights, policing “disinformation” is not the mission of DHS, securing the homeland is. DHS’s efforts to create the Disinformation Governance Board show that it is trying to act as the sole arbiter for truth and lies.
Jankowicz was hired as director by the administration, further demonstrating its brazen attempt of favoring the left and to silence the truth. Jankowicz has a well-documented history of promoting disinformation herself, including denying the veracity of news reports on the contents of Hunter Biden’s laptop. She also claimed the dossier on President Donald Trump’s supposed ties to Russia was true and that “Republicans and other disinformers” are engaged in exploiting false narratives about critical race theory “for profit.”
Jankowicz was perhaps the ultimate giveaway said on a Zoom call that “verified people” on Twitter with a blue checkmark like her should be able to “edit” others’ tweets because “they’re not trustworthy.”
Before joining DHS, Jankowicz published a book titled “How to Be a Woman Online” in which she claims victim status for being disparaged online by others because she is a woman. She stated that she is subject to harassment by men when she shares her opinions online.
“To be a woman online is an inherently dangerous act,” she says. “The attacks we endure are meant to silence us.”
She should really look in the mirror, and perhaps become more self-aware. Replace “woman” with any political persuasion that does not align with hers, and that is exactly what she does to others—tries to silence them.
Now, Taylor Lorenz of the Washington Post—an equally untrustworthy source—is paintingJankowicz is being misled because she’s a woman. Jankowicz is being lauded by the left as a martyr of sorts; a heroic “victim” of “right-wing attacks” online.
Lorenz should comment on Jankowicz’s resignation. wrote that Jankowicz “was thrust into the spotlight,” as if Jankowicz does not make a habit of thrusting herself into the spotlight, as you can see from her own social media accounts:
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Interestingly, conservative news articles drawing attention to Jankowicz’s behavior largely pulled video from her own social media posts. As we learned recently, this is clearly offensive. Lorenz doxxed the creator of the “Libs of TikTok” Twitter account for simply reposting unedited videos exposing the radical gender ideology of the left.
Simply because the self-described “Mary Poppins of Disinformation” has resigned and the board is paused, there is no reason to expect the Biden administration’s “disinformation” campaigns won’t continue.
Efforts are underway for the DHS Homeland Security Advisory Council to “review” the board and provide “recommendations on how the department can garner public trust surrounding its disinformation efforts.”
It is written in plain English: The review will not determine if but how the department will continue to disinformation.
The Biden administration, which failed, loves to twist the truth. peddle outright liesIts narrative and agenda. Its disinformation efforts won’t stop, although it may try to make them more subtle. Nina Jankowicz will also be back in some way. Let’s keep our eyes open for both.
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