The Orwellian Disinformation Governance Board may be paused, but it’s not yet disbanded. And President Joe Biden’s chosen consultants indicate that the board still plans to censor Americans.
If the Biden administration’s picks for advising the Disinformation Governance Board (DGB), or “Ministry of Truth” from George Orwell’s 1984, are any guide, the DGB 2.0 will be no less authoritarian than DGB 1.0, despite the departure of self-styled “Mary Poppins of disinformation” Nina Jankowicz.
Former U.S. Deputy Attorney General Jamie Gorelick and former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff are advising the DGB on behalf of the Biden administration. MRC Free Speech America revealed that Chertoff has a history of supporting authoritarian measures and holds a position at the George Soros-funded Aspen Institute.
Chertoff is an Aspen Cybersecurity Group ex-officio member. He pushed disinformation previously, claiming that the emails revealing the Hunter Biden laptop scandals were probably obtained by Russian “intelligence sources.”
The Heritage Foundation explained why Gorelick poses free speech concerns. Gorelick was exposed as being responsible for the pre-9/11 information block that was identified by the 9/11 Commission as a contributing factor in the terrorist attack.
“To put Gorelick, the director of the information wall of separation, in charge of disinformation lacks self-awareness at a minimum, and handicaps [the administration’s] own efforts to garner public trust in their disinformation efforts,” Heritage said.
Gorelick helped create a historic crisis through blocking and restricting information before, according to Heritage. If she stays on the DGB, the American people could face another crisis involving information being blocked or restricted.
The left has seemingly only increased its commitment to censorship since the Democratic National Committee (DNC) released its pro-censorship “Recommendations for Combating Online Misinformation.” Over twenty Democrat lawmakers again recently pressured tech platforms Telegram, Signal and Facebook-owned WhatsApp to step up censorship efforts, according to Reclaim The Net. The lawmakers insisted in a letter to WhatsApp and parent company Meta that company executives should target “disinformation” on the platform to protect the “Latino population.”
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