Homeland Security Agrees That the Disinformation Board Was a Bad Idea
Two months after it first scrapped the Disinformation Governance Board, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) now admits there is “no need” for the board at all.
A DHS advisory subcommittee made the declaration on Monday, according to The Washington Post. Previously the board had technically been “paused.”
First announced in April, the disinformation board attracted scrutiny from conservatives and civil libertarians due to concerns that its director, Nina Jankowicz, was a progressive ideologue with a poor track record of identifying misinformation. She had fallen for narratives that had hoodwinked other liberals, including the false notion that the New York Post‘s Hunter Biden laptop story was a hoax of Russian origin. Federal law enforcement officials played a prominent role in providing cover for this false notion; 50 of them signed a letter asserting the story was Russian disinformation, which provided
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