Joe Biden’s Department of Homeland Security has established a “Disinformation Governance Board” led by Jankowicz that previously advised the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry.
According to reports, the DHS Disinformation Governance Board’s goal will be to oppose government-sanctioned narratives, particularly those about the illegal alien invasion of the US southern border and the Ukraine-Russia conflict.
“DHS is standing up a new Disinformation Governance Board to coordinate countering misinformation related to homeland security, focused specifically on irregular migration and Russia. Nina Jankowicz will head the board as executive director,” the reports by Politico says.
“She previously was a disinformation fellow at the Wilson Center, advised the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry as part of the Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship and oversaw Russia and Belarus programs at the National Democratic Institute,”
Jankowicz, a Syracuse University part-time professor, describes herself as a “expert on disinformation and democratization” in her bio.
She tweeted on Wednesday, “Honored to be serving in the Biden administration @DHSGov and helping shape our counter-disinformation efforts.”
Jankowicz is well known for his role on Twitter in spreading the Hillary Clinton-created Russia collusion story against Donald Trump in 2018, as well as other comments aligned with the left.
She also served as a Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellow, advising the Ukrainian government.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene said on Twitter on Wednesday that she would look into the newly formed DHS board’s role in monitoring free speech further.
In March, the Department of Homeland Security issued new guidelines to combat “extremist” activity on social media, including policing “conspiracy theories” and “narratives” that cast doubt on the 2020 presidential election, the COVID-19 pandemic, and vaccine mandates.
In reaction to billionaire “free speech absolutist” Elon Musk’s $44 billion purchase of Twitter, the Biden administration has made a dramatic shift toward controlling social media businesses.
The establishment of this anti-free speech board is the administration’s latest attempt to criminalize the First Amendment in the name of national security.