Denying any partisan motivations behind the rollout of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Disinformation Governance Board — while President Joe Biden and Democrats actively challenge the right to free speech — the dubiously nicknamed “Ministry of Truth” has been put on pause after expressed concern, leaving the door wide open for further ridicule.
The Washington Post entered a meta state of irony Tuesday when they reported that the board would be shutting down faster than CNN+. In an article titled, “How the Biden administration let right-wing attacks derail its disinformation efforts,” anti-doxing doxer and woebegone victim Taylor Lorenz attempted to pin the immense backlash as “coordinated online attacks.”
As she has so expertly done for herself, Lorenz painted the would-be chair Nina Jankowicz as a hapless target caught in the crosshairs of right-wing hate as she hyped up the claims of DHS Secretary Mayorkas, who labeled Jankowicz as “eminently qualified.”
At no point was Jankowicz’s record of peddling disinformation herself covered — she had pushed the Russian collusion hoax against former President Donald Trump. Among other claims, she called Trump a puppet to Russian President Vladimir Putin, tweeting: “Trump is Pinocchio, but what if Putin is Geppetto?”
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Those who reported that they would be the arbiters of truth seemed to struggle with coordinating communications from their own office as Lorenz detailed Big Brother’s fluxing position.
“Now, just three weeks after its announcement, the Disinformation Governance Board is being ‘paused,’ according to multiple employees at DHS, capping a back-and-forth week of decisions that changed during the course of reporting of this story,” she wrote. “On Monday, DHS decided to shut down the board, according to multiple people with knowledge of the situation. By Tuesday morning, Jankowicz had drafted a resignation letter in response to the board’s dissolution.”
“But Tuesday night,” Lorenz went on, “Jankowicz was pulled into an urgent call with DHS officials who gave her the choice to stay on, even as the department’s work was put on hold.”
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