DHS Advisory Council Decides Disinformation Governance Board Is Not Needed

DHS Decides Disinformation Governance Board Is Not Needed

DHS Advisers Want To TOSS Controversial Project – They Say It’s Not Needed!

(ConservativeHub.com) – In late April, the Biden administration’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) told the world of its new Disinformation Governance Board to tamp down on alleged misinformation pushed on Americans by other nations. However, the new creation and its appointed director, Nina Jankowicz, quickly came under fire from Republicans for appearing to be a “Ministry of Truth.” Now, the federal agency’s advisers have said they don’t feel the board is needed.

On Monday, July 18, advisors to the DHS said the Disinformation Board isn’t actually necessary following the criticism of internet privacy and free speech advocates. Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) celebrated this announcement on Twitter, emphasizing there’s “no need” for the government’s “unconstitutional” board.

This decision came a few months after Jankowicz stepped down from her shortly-held role as executive director, and the agency placed the board on pause until a thorough review took place. While advisors haven’t disclosed exactly what the analysis entailed, Hawley indicated the agency would issue a full draft report in early August detailing how the Department will “increase transparency and protect civil rights, civil liberties, and privacy” in ways other than this controversial board.

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