USA: Following the news that the Department of Homeland Security’s Disinformation Board is being put on hold, new White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre claimed that the reason is that it has been ‘mischaracterised’.
(Article by Steve Watson republished from Infowars.com)
Labeled a ‘Ministry of Truth’ by critics, the Disinformation board has been suspended, with its head Nina Jankowicz, dubbed the “Mary Poppins of Disinformation”, submitting a letter of resignation, according to The Washington Post.
Questioning Jean-Pierre on the matter Wednesday, Fox News reporter Peter Doocy noted “Last week, you guys said that you needed this Disinformation Governance Board at DHS to make sure that freedom of speech is protected across the country and that these platforms are not used for forums of disinformation, so what changed?”
Jean-Pierre responded that the Board has been halted because of “mischaracterations [sic] from outside forces.”
“So, if it’s pausing because you think the board was mischaracterized, then the Disinformation Board is being shut down because of disinformation? Is that what’s happening here?” Doocy asked, pointing out the irony.
Doocy: “So, if it’s pausing b/c you think the board was mischaracterized, then the Disinformation Board is being shut down b/c of disinformation? Is that what’s happening here?”
KJP: “Look…it’s going to pause. There’s been a mischaracterations [sic] from outside forces.” pic.twitter.com/KWzUHqSrrg
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) May 18, 2022
Additionally, Jankowicz herself appeared on MSNBC and also claimed that disinformation is the reason the disinformation board is on hold.
“All these sensationalized narratives about what people thought the board was going to do was completely wrong. It was a coordinating mechanism. It was meant to make sure that the very large agency that is the Department of Homeland Security, that people were talking to each other within it,” Jankowicz claimed.
“So, every characterization of the board that you heard up until now has been incorrect, and frankly, it’s kind of ironic that the board itself was taken over by disinformation when it was meant to fight it,” she added.
Despite the fact that she previously compared free speech to “fairy dust”, promoted the lie that the Hunter Biden laptop story was Russian disinformation, and ludicrously cited Christopher Steele as an expert on disinformation, Jankowicz also asserted that “To say that I am just a partisan actor was wildly out of context.”
Nina Jankowicz, head of former DHS disinformation agency, speaks out: “It wasn’t just these mischaracterizations of my work, but it was death threats against my family. Over the last three weeks, I maybe had one or two days where I didn’t report a violent threat.” pic.twitter.com/LRd0Yxuw1K
— All In with Chris Hayes (@allinwithchris) May 19, 2022
The so called Ministry of Truth could be dusted off and reactivated at any point, with reports suggesting that DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has picked former DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff to replace Jankowicz and to lead a “thorough review” of the scheme.
Statement on the Disinformation Governance Board ?? pic.twitter.com/KXFDgmYLv1
— Homeland Security (@DHSgov) May 18, 2022
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