President Joe Biden’s administration is creating a “disinformation board” to combat “misinformation” that ‘threatens America’ on issues including migrants and Ukraine.
The new department will be part of the federal Department of Homeland Security and will be headed by “Russian expert” Nina Jankowicz, an outspoken Trump critic in 2020 who spoke out against those reporting the Hunter Biden laptop story during the 2020 Presidential campaign.
Jankowicz, who has been active on Twitter, said that the Hunter Biden laptop scandal was part of a “Trump campaign product” during the 2020 election, and went on to criticize the first amendment as well, saying it was used to “harm marginalized communities.”
Jankowicz’s profile as a public official includes a fellowship at the Wilson Center, a so-called “nonpartisan” think thank, where she studies the “intersection of democracy and technology in Central and Eastern Europe.”
“We should view it as a Trump campaign product,” Jankowicz said in a statement with the New York Daily news following the release of the Hunter Biden laptop story. Social media companies like Twitter barred the New York Post, the publisher of the story and America’s oldest daily newspaper, from posting the report during the height of the election in 2020.
Jankowicz also weighed in on Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter, saying she “shuttered to think about if free speech absolutists were taking over platforms, what that would marginalized communities.”
Liberals and Democrats have been fretting this week over Elon Musk taking over Twitter, claiming that he’d allow it to become a free for all, allowing conservatives to tweet without restrictions and giving up control of the Twitter-sphere they have become so used to ruling.
Billionaire Elon Musk bought Twitter this week for $44 billion, vowing to free the platform’s millions of users from bots, secretive algorithms, and censorship.
Republican Senator Josh Hawley weighed in on Biden’s new ministry of information, tweeting, “This is the person Joe Biden just put in charge of policing America’s speech. Using the power of the government.”
Jankowicz said that the focus of the board that she will head is to “maintain and protect free speech, civil liberties, and civil rights.”