(JustPatriots.com)- Two Republican senators revealed that the Department of Homeland Security’s “paused” disinformation board planned to collaborate with Big Tech social media sites to control their material.
Reports show that Internal DHS documents revealed by a whistleblower showed how the board was intended to significantly influence the government’s attempts to combat misinformation, according to Senators Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Josh Hawley, R-Mo.
The senators demanded that DHS provide more information on the board’s efforts to collaborate with social media sites to accomplish its objectives.
In a letter to DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, the senators stated that The First Amendment of the Constitution was created expressly so that the government could not restrict competing opinions, even if those viewpoints were untrue. They wrote that DHS should never attempt to work with the private sector to stifle or quiet dissenting opinions. DHS must therefore make clearer its policies and practices for locating and dealing with “MDM” [mis-, dis-, or mal-information], as well as its efforts to “operationalize” public-private partnerships. The measures should ensure it does not violate American citizens’ Constitutional rights.
According to reports, in response to widespread criticism of her selection, Nina Jankowicz, who was appointed to head the Biden administration’s recently established Disinformation Governance Board, resigned on May 18.
The first report on Hunter Biden’s laptop in October 2020 was criticized as being “Russian misinformation, and fake” by Jankowicz. She had a history of making partisan statements on social media that may have promoted “disinformation.”
An investigative report said that evidence proving Jankowicz knew Twitter’s director of policy and head of site integrity corroborated whistleblower claims that she had links to company leaders.
The disinformation board was initially intended, according to the documents given to Grassley and Hawley, in part to monitor speech regarding conspiracy theories about the validity and security of elections. And further, monitor the disinformation related to the origins and effects of COVID-19 vaccines or the efficacy of masks.
In testimony before Congress in May, Mayorkas stated under oath that the board had not yet begun its function. The records, however, demonstrated that the board’s charter became operative with the secretary’s signature on February 24, 2022.
Is it possible that Mayorkas lies so much that he forgets he’s lying?