Apparently, the massive backlash to President Joe Biden’s proposed ‘ministry of truth’ was significant.
According to Fox News, the administration is shelving the Disinformation Governance Board and its purported director, Nina Jankowicz, is resigning:
The Department of Homeland Security’s Disinformation Governance Board is being put on hold weeks after its establishment was announced to the public, and board director Nina Jankowicz will resign, sources told The Associated Press.
According to the Washington Post, DHS made the decision on Monday, and that the following morning the board’s leader, Nina Jankowicz, had a resignation letter drafted.
Whether Jankowicz ultimately decides to leave DHS remains up in the air, the Post reported, as the department offered to let her stay, despite the agency suspending all groups that had been focusing on what the Biden administration refers to as “mis- dis- and mal-information,” or “MDM.”
Meanwhile, and not surprisingly, the department is defending the goofy Jankowicz against legitimate criticisms about recent and past statements she has made regarding, of all things, ‘disinformation,’ to include casting doubts about the legitimacy of the very real and since confirmed reporting on Hunter Biden’s scandalous laptop ahead of the 2020 election.
“Nina Jankowicz has been subjected to unjustified and vile personal attacks and physical threats,” a DHS spokesperson said in a statement to the Post. “In congressional hearings and in media interviews, the Secretary has repeatedly defended her as eminently qualified and underscored the importance of the Department’s disinformation work, and he will continue to do so.”
The White House has also blasted critics of its ministry of truth.
“These smears levelled by bad-faith, rightwing actors against a deeply qualified expert and against efforts to better combat human smuggling and domestic terrorism are disgusting, and the administration has forcefully spoken out against them repeatedly,” White House Deputy Press Secretary Andrew Bates told Fox News.
“Neither Nina Jankowicz nor the board have anything to do with censorship or with removing content from anywhere. Their role is to ensure that national security officials are updated on how misinformation is affecting the threat environment. She has strong credentials and a history of calling out misinformation from both the left and the right,” he claimed.
Few people seriously believed that; after all, why would Jankowicz, a ‘disinformation expert,’ bother to take any position in which she would have been powerless to ‘stop disinformation’? What would have been the point?
Anyway, there was a legal onslaught coming had DHS and the regime gone forward with the disinfo board, per Fox News:
Earlier this month, the attorneys general of 20 Republican-led states threatened legal action against DHS over the board, claiming it is “un-American” and chilling to the free speech of Americans.