Biden’s “Disinformation” czar is latest assault on free speech

by James Bovard

“Is Team Biden no longer even trying to avoid being a laughingstock? Why did Biden just appoint a champion of the Hunter Biden laptop coverup to serve as chief of his new Ministry of Truth? Department of Homeland Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced that his agency is creating a ‘Disinformation Governance Board.’ Given the Biden record, it is unclear whether the new board will be fighting or promulgating ‘disinformation.’ Nina Jankowicz, the head of the new board …. fretted to National Public Radio: ‘I shudder to think about if free speech absolutists were taking over more platforms.’ That line is the Rosetta Stone for understanding the new Disinformation Governance Board. The goal is not ‘truth’ — which could arise from the clash of competing opinions. Instead, political overlords need power to exert pressure and pull to shape Americans’ beliefs by discrediting, if not totally suppressing, disapproved opinions.” (04/28/22)