Would Russia’s former leader, Stalin, be proud of Biden’s Department of Homeland Security for creating a communistic “Ministry of Truth?” I believe he might be.
Disinformation Governance Board
Before you could say “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”, or even finish reading articles on Elon Musk’s shiny new purchase of Twitter, to help combat free speech around the world, of course, the Biden administration created a very well organized, well-thought-out department to combat “misinformation”.
So, they say.
Announced on April 27th, the new Disinformation Governance Board was created by Biden’s Department of Homeland Security, chaired by an “expert” from the Woodrow Wilson Center, Nina Jankowicz who will be leading the board.
Who Is Nina?
Nina Jankowicz is no stranger to the spotlight, in fact, she’s a self-proclaimed expert on the Information War and how to be a woman. Among other areas of expertise, she has advised governments, international organizations, tech companies and has testified in front of Congress.
Most recently, she began her singing career.
Jankowicz holds a Master’s degree from the Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, and can speak Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, and English.
The new board leader doesn’t come without controversy. She has been known to spread misinformation claims regarding the British ex-spy Christopher Steele’s discredited dossier, and then downplayed the drama around Biden’s son. Is this a good start to combating bad information…?
Russia’s Former Leader, Stalin, Sort Of Tried This Before
If you’re a history buff, you might recall when Stalin tried his own “Ministry of Information” during his leadership in Russia. In this article, you’ll see how people are literally erased from history after his demand to tightly manage “disinformation”, as White House press secretary Psaki calls it.
Communistic Values Are Not Free Speech
The decision for a government body to closely manage their country’s information sounds like a calling closer to communistic values, in my opinion. With free speech being America’s First Amendment, it seems counterintuitive to the original glory of the Constitution.