As Twitchy reported Wednesday, the Department of Homeland Security has set up a âDisinformation Governance Boardâ and named Nina Jankowicz to head it. Though one of the focuses of the board is Russian disinformation, it didnât take long for people to find Jankowicz tweeting about the Hunter Biden laptop story â the âlaptop from hell,â as she called it â and writing off President Trumpâs reaction, instead deferring to all of those former intelligence officials who said it had all the hallmarks of a Russian disinformation campaign.
And just this week sheâd tweeted her concerns about âfree speech absolutistsâ taking over social media â she shuddered at the thought.
At Thursdayâs press briefing, a reporter asked Psaki about Jankowiczâs tweets about the laptop story, which has since been confirmed by the New York Times and the Washington Post. Psaki, of course, could not speak to the issue of the laptop story, but she certainly couldnât understand how anyone would be opposed to DHS setting up its own Ministry of Truth.
PSAKI: "It sounds like the objective of the board is to prevent disinformation and misinformation from traveling around the country in a range of communities. I'm not sure who opposes that effort." pic.twitter.com/Z4xOv46RLT
â Townhall.com (@townhallcom) April 28, 2022
Would she oppose the effort if Trump takes office in 2024 and gets to appoint the board?
â Blake (@blake_stakes) April 28, 2022
I donât want to hear a peep when Trump takes office and appoints Giuliani to oversee this board https://t.co/3i9ZSEOVrS
â Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) April 28, 2022
â Jason Howerton (@jason_howerton) April 28, 2022
MSNBC's newest star! https://t.co/4ncl90Gt8L
â Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) April 28, 2022
Anyone with half a brain opposes Bidenâs dystopian âDisinformation Governance Board.â https://t.co/4aVz6hDVnk
â Abigail Marone đşđ¸ (@abigailmarone) April 28, 2022
"I'm not sure who opposes censorship" https://t.co/cMLFb2TR3M
â Learning to code (@jtLOL) April 28, 2022
Hey, @PressSec. The problem is, why is the government deciding what is disinformation and what is not?
In a free society, the government doesn't do that. https://t.co/lez5x9gUdp
â Horst De Wermer, DVM, MD, PhD, GED, DDS, MOUSE (@Crapplefratz) April 28, 2022
These people are so incredibly cynical about their focus on making America an absolute dystopia https://t.co/hXBnzRqzS1
â Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) April 28, 2022
Weâre frankly amazed that a reporter even brought it up. They all know that the Hunter Biden laptop story is off-limits in the White House Briefing Room. How did Jankowicz even get the job? She sure as hell wasnât elected.
Hereâs a flashback tweet from the new head of the DHS Disinformation Governance Board that didnât age well https://t.co/luNUNG3WJB
â Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 27, 2022