The ‘Mary Poppins’ of Censorship Is Back — Again!

April 25th, 2024 4:04 PM

The winds have unfortunately changed and brought the former director of the defunct Disinformation Governance Board back — and with her a new censorship organization.

Nina Jankowicz, the self-proclaimed “Mary Poppins of disinformation,” announced her newest censorship venture, The American Sunlight Project. During an interview with CNN’s America’s Choice, Jankowicz described her group as “bipartisan” and “big tent,” claiming to “represent people on both sides of the political spectrum.” But as is often the case with these allegedly neutral censorship efforts that attack free speech, bipartisanship seems to be the spoonful of sugar that helps the bias go down.

Apparently, nobody told Jankwicz that if you want to be considered “bipartisan,” maybe don’t attack Republicans and “conservative media,” calling them “extremists” in a welcome blog on your website.

“Since April 2022, extremists have been running a campaign to undermine critical disinformation research ahead of the 2024 election and beyond,” the group wrote, linking to an article from The New York Times titled “How Trump’s Allies Are Winning the War Over Disinformation.”

The group continued, “Encompassing elected officials, conservative media, attorneys, paid-for ‘journalists,’ and online influencers, the campaign has falsely claimed the Federal Government is overseeing a vast censorship regime in coordination with social media platforms, academic institutions, and civil society organizations.”

The American Sunlight Project seems to be dismissing the very real concerns that came from The Twitter files and The Facebook Files, which showed executive branch agencies and non-profit groups pressuring Big Tech companies and their employees a censor posts. The new group even sent a carefully worded letter to the House Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government condemning the committee’s investigations into Big Tech-government collusion and calling for more transparency.

Jankowicz has even repeatedly painted so-called “disinformation” researchers, censors really, as victims of government oversight and public criticism, and her new group is following suit. In its welcome blog, The American Sunlight Project even went so far as to call these researchers “canaries in the coal mine” who are being “snuffed out” and “intimidated” by the Select Subcommittee’s investigations.

The group placed an emphasis on being not only bipartisan but also transparent. And yet when asked about her donors in an interview with The New York Times, Jankowicz kept her donors in the shadows and out of the “Sunlight.”

Jankowicz was previously the director of the now-defunct Disinformation Governance Board, also known as the Ministry of Truth. She was criticized heavily in 2022 for her support of Twitter’s fact-checking program “Bird Watch” and “demoting content.” She also repeatedly framed, without evidence, the New York Post’‘s Hunter Biden laptop story as Russian propaganda.

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