FreedomWorks Statement in Response to Biden Administration Creation of ‘Disinformation Governance Board’

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) announcement that it will create a board to address ‘misinformation’ related to homeland security, with particular emphasis on the subjects of Russia and migration, Adam Brandon, FreedomWorks President, commented:

“This new board is yet another thinly veiled attempt from the Left to suppress free speech. ‘Misinformation’ is merely the catch-all term they’ve adopted to label speech with which they don’t agree. The Left’s hostility to Americans’ First Amendment rights has always been apparent, but the creation of this new board is an ominous sign that government officials at the highest level will do anything to gain complete control over the narrative.”

“Making matters worse is that this joke of a board–the Biden Administration’s ‘Ministry of Truth’–will be headed by Nina Jankowicz, a so-called Russia disinformation expert, who dismissed the Hunter Biden laptop story as Trump propaganda, supported the debunked Steele Dossier, and recently made comments about Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter which suggest that she wants free speech only if it is the speech she likes. The irony is obvious.”

“The biggest threat to homeland security right now isn’t misinformation, it’s the disaster at our Southern border, which has devastated our border states and put hundreds of thousands of lives at risk. That the DHS is focusing resources on ‘countering disinformation’ while people are quite literally dying at the border is deplorable.”