President Biden’s Department of Homeland Security is reportedly working to create a “disinformation governance board” to counter what they determine to be false information relating to national security but some are wondering if it will open the door for federal censorship.
The Daily Wire reports:
On Wednesday, Politico reported that DHS is creating the board “to coordinate countering misinformation related to homeland security, focused specifically on irregular migration and Russia.”
Nina Jankowicz will now reportedly head the new DHS board as executive director. Jankowicz was one of the prominent liberals who appeared to believe that the device was Russian disinformation.
While Russia has certainly been guilty of putting out disinformation around the globe, American intelligence officials have also labeled factual information — like Hunter Biden’s “laptop from hell”— as Russian propaganda as well. Even the mainstream media now admits that the contents of that laptop were real.
If the disinformation board is ever given actual teeth to enforce censorship to allegedly protect national security — or if companies willingly comply as Obama has called for to happen — Big Tech sites and our own federal government could prevent Americans from easing accurate stories that might affect how voters choose to cast their ballots.
Shortly after the disinformation board was announced new Twitter owner Elon Musk broke his silence on the move.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 28, 2022