The White House Forced to Shut Down Its “Censorship Board”
Last April, the Biden Administration established a “Disinformation Governance Board” within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), officially charged with exercising censorship under the noble-sounding pretext of protecting free speech. The person chosen to head the new agency was a certain Nina Jankowicz, who had worked closely with the Ukrainian government, is rabidly anti-Russian and anti-Donald Trump. The appointment of such a blatantly biased person created such an uproar in the U.S. that she was forced to resign and the board was put on hold.
But the massive outcry over the establishment of a “censorship committee”, dubbed an Orwellien “Ministry of Truth”, continued. To the point that the stillborn Disinformation Governance Board was permanently shut down on Aug. 24. That decision should be seen in the context of the wide exposure by EIR and others of the Ukrainian “Center for Countering Disinformation”, which targets leading individuals around the world as “Russian propagandists,” “information terrorists,” and “war criminals,” simply because they have spoken out against the threat of global war (cf. SAS 31-34/22). Many Americans are now demanding that the Congress investigate the funding of this center by the U.S.State Department and other government agencies.
Our colleagues in the U.S. warn, however, that the work the disinformation board was supposed to carry out, will continue under other names. In fact, a DHS Advisory Committee stressed once again that the department “must be able to address the disinformation threat streams that can undermine the security of our homeland”.