Finally, we have some good news to report, and it happens to be a big, big win for freedom of speech.
According to a new report from the Daily Wire, the Department of Homeland Security has announced they will be shutting down the Disinformation Governance Board after leaving the project on pause for more than three months.
The announcement came from DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Wednesday.
“The Department welcomes the recommendations of the Homeland Security Advisory Council, which has concluded that countering disinformation that threatens the homeland, and providing the public with accurate information in response, is critical to fulfilling the Department’s missions,” the DHS went on to say in the statement.
“We thank the Subcommittee for its work, which required extensive fact gathering and analysis over a short period of time,” the statement went on to add.
“The Board’s work was paused in May after Republican Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares sent a letter co-signed by 20 GOP attorneys general to Mayorkas threatening legal action against the ‘un-American’ Disinformation Governance Board,” the report continued.
The letter said, “Today we write you to insist that you immediately cease taking action that appears designed exclusively for the purpose of suppressing the exercise of constitutional rights.”
Back in May, diehard conservative Sen. Tom Cotton, a Republican from Arkansas, introduced a piece of legislation designed to ban the board from receiving any kind of federal funding within the DHS.
A total of 18 co-sponsors joined with Cotton in support of the bill.
“The Biden administration wants a government agency dedicated to cracking down on what its subjects can say, an idea popular with Orwellian governments everywhere. This board is unconstitutional and un-American — my bill puts a stop to it,” Cotton said in a statement.
Guys, this board was essentially the precursor to making the Ministry of Truth from Orwell’s “1984” a reality. Instead of viewing the book as a warning against totalitarianism, progressives seem to think of it as a playbook, practically ripping the prose of the page and bringing it into the real world.
If you think the censorship that happens on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms is awful, just imagine how bad things would get with the Disinformation Governance Board. It wouldn’t be long before all views outside of the accepted progressive doctrine would be deemed “disinformation” and be banned from the public square.
And then we would no doubt suffer penalties — like jail time or worse — if we break those laws set forth by the board and the policies they enact. Our nation would become a hellscape.
Back when the board was first announced, Nina Jankowicz, an author and so-called “expert” on disinformation, stepped down from being the board’s director not long after the project was put on pause.
“With the Board’s work paused and its future uncertain, and I have decided to leave DHS to return to my work in the public sphere,” Jankowicz went on to say concerning her resignation, Wall Street Journal reporter Dustin Volz reported. “It is deeply disappointing that mischaracterizations of the Board became a distraction from the Department’s vital work, and indeed, along with recent events globally and nationally, embodies why it is necessary. I maintain my commitment to building awareness of disinformation’s threats and trust the Department will do the same.”
Last week I told @NPRMichel: I shudder to think about if free speech absolutists were taking over more platforms, what that would look like for the marginalized communities…which are already shouldering…disproportionate amounts of this abuse.” https://t.co/GLqMwC3iYH
— Nina Jankowicz 🇺🇦🇺🇸 (@wiczipedia) April 25, 2022
“I shudder to think about if free speech absolutists were taking over more platforms, what that would look like for the marginalized communities,” Jankowicz said during an interview she recently conducted with left-leaning news outlet NPR.
Guys, this woman legitimately hates freedom of speech. She’s delusional enough to think you can go too far in being able to openly speak your mind and share your beliefs. This is what the Democratic Party looks like today. Jankowicz attitude reveals just how far to the left it has shifted.
Glad this has been done away with.