The Biden White House has dropped plans to add a ‘Disinformation Governance Board’ to the Department of Homeland Security after two weeks of solidly negative reactions from the public.
This idea was so bad that it didn’t even last as long as CNN+.
It was a terrible idea and the person they chose to lead it had pushed disinformation herself, buying into the Russia collusion hoax and claiming that the Hunter Biden laptop was just a concoction of the Trump campaign.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
TRUTH HURTS: White House Scraps Disinformation Board, Czar Abdicates in Disgrace
The Department of Homeland Security’s controversial plan to create a Disinformation Governance Board helmed by “truth czar” Nina Jankowicz has been “paused,” the Washington Post‘s Taylor Lorenz reported on Wednesday.
Lorenz, the self-proclaimed “most online reporter that you can find,” buried the lede in a rambling lament about “How the Biden administration let right-wing attacks derail its disinformation efforts.” After expending three paragraphs praising Jankowicz, 33, as a so-called expert “in the field of fighting disinformation and extremism” and complaining about the “unrelenting barrage or harassment and abuse” she received from “the right-wing Internet,” Lorenz finally reported some news…
The so-called pause comes less than two weeks after the Biden administration tapped former DHS secretary Michael Chertoff to advise the disinformation board in response to widespread criticism of Jankowicz and her history of peddling disinformation. Chertoff, however, was also guilty of pushing disinformation. Like Jankowicz, he dismissed the New York Post‘s story on Hunter Biden’s laptop, which resulted in the Post being banned from social media platforms as a “Russian influence op.” The New York Times has since authenticated much of the Post‘s reporting.
Naturally, the liberal media is trying to blame the right for this.
“Nina Jankowicz was the victim of coordinated online attacks…”
This is gaslighting and misinformation. The vast majority of “attacks’ on Jankowicz were organic disgust over her absurd statements, own misinformation problems, and the laughable Harry Potter crap. https://t.co/eYS42FAjkm
— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) May 18, 2022
The left would have lost their minds if Trump had tried to do this and they know it.