There was plenty of backlash from both sides of the aisle when the Department of Homeland Security suddenly set up a Disinformation Governance Board and named Nina Jankowicz as its chair. Conservatives had a particularly good reason for opposing it, especially since Jankowicz had called the Hunter Biden story “a fairy tale about a laptop repair shop.” It seemed she’d been spreading plenty of disinformation herself on social media, and it all leaned in one direction politically.
The New York Times, after that debacle, seems surprised that there’s a political divide over “disinformation.” Democrat-run states, it reports, are pushing for stiffer rules against spreading false information. Rules? Or laws? On the other side, red states seem to be pushing for fewer rules, i.e., freedom of speech.
Several states run by Democrats are pushing for stiffer rules on the spread of false information, while Republican-run states are pushing for fewer rules. In this deeply polarized era, even the fight for truth breaks along partisan lines. https://t.co/AkSl6ATt20
— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 11, 2022
Is this “doubleplusgood” or “doubleplusungood”?
— Chibi William Henry Harrison (@TobytheBeagle1) July 11, 2022
Orwell was a prophet.
— Gotham UES (@Gotham_UES) July 11, 2022
Strange way to frame the fight against state censorship.
— Robust Megafauna (@WeSavageFew) July 11, 2022
So Democrats want to restrict free speech?
— Weimar Silver Baron (@BankerWeimar) July 11, 2022
This isn't about truth. This is about free speech.
Free speech means free. It's really not hard to understand.
It's just hard for those without good defense for their positions to agree with the fundamental concept of free speech.
Pay attention to who fights it
— Randy Boyd – "witty repartee goes here" (@ranboy) July 11, 2022
That's because Republicans don't believe the government should get to decide what the "truth" is. We believe every person has the freedom to decide for themselves.
— Big_A (@asomer) July 11, 2022
The fight over letting government decide what’s truth has been joined by you Quisling statist simps.
— Anthony Bialy (@AnthonyBialy) July 11, 2022
Sounds like Democrats just want power and Republicans want freedom.
— John J (@JohnJtheSane) July 11, 2022
NBC News disinformation reporter Ben Collins doesn’t need evidence to know that Highland Park shooting suspect was a radical right-winger https://t.co/pwayOwc3PC
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 5, 2022
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