Lost in all the news about student loan forgiveness Wednesday was the sound of the plug finally being pulled on the Department of Homeland Security’s Disinformation Governance Board. The Washington Post’s Taylor Lorenz reported back in May that the board was being put on “pause,” and that the Mary Poppins of Disinformation running the board — who shared tweets about the Steele dossier and the “fairy tale about a laptop repair shop” — had resigned after what Lorenz called “coordinated right-wing attacks” made it impossible to continue. We’re right-wing and we’re happy to have participated in those coordinated right-wing attacks.

That “pause” is now officially the end of the Disinformation Governance Board.

Rebel News reports:

Earlier this year, the DHS revealed that it had set up the board to monitor so-called “disinformation” on social media. The board’s purpose was purportedly to target Russian and other foreign government campaigns unfriendly to the United States.

Following a widespread backlash from Republicans who were concerned that the board would be used to silence political views it disagrees with, the DHS paused the governance board in May this year.

“In accordance with the HSAC’s prior recommendation, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas has terminated the Disinformation Governance Board and rescinded its charter effective today, August 24, 2022,” the department stated, adding that while the DHS had a role to play in fighting misinformation, the board was unnecessary.

They thought the board was necessary to censor conservative viewpoints before the midterms, but it was never really “necessary,” especially when led by someone so transparently partisan.

The social media giants are doing the job for free, so why waste time with a board?

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