Just days after SpaceX and Tesla founder Elon Musk purchased the traditionally left-leaning Twitter social media platform, President Joe Biden’s administration kicked into overdrive in an attempt to mitigate the loss of power it experienced by no longer having a major Big Tech platform in its proverbial hand, the Daily Caller reports.
In response, the Biden admin announced the creation of the “Disinformation Governance Board Department,” which will be under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). However, the announcement experienced extremely rapid backlash, including from Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), who essentially declared war on the idea of what critics are calling a “Ministry of Truth.”
Nina Jankowicz, a self-described “disinformation expert,” who has a long history of liberal activism and was even a Hunter Biden laptop denier during the lead-up to the 2020 election, was placed in charge of the new department as its executive director.
“You cannot have a Ministry of Truth in this country. And so let’s get real here,” DeSantis said during a recent press conference. “We’re not gonna let Biden get away with this one, so we will be fighting back.”
The Biden Administration’s creation of a “disinformation” bureau within DHS is effectively a Ministry of Truth that is alien to our constitutional tradition.
Florida rejects Biden’s attempt to enforce regime-approved narratives and to stifle dissent. pic.twitter.com/fSnU2gk97x
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) April 29, 2022
“They now have an idea – and I honestly thought this was a belated April Fool’s joke – but they are actually going to create in the Department of Homeland Security a Bureau of Disinformation. It’s basically a Ministry of Truth,” the Republican governor said.
“And what they want to do is, they want to be able to put out false narratives without people being able to speak out and fight back,” he added, with many people on social media noting that Twitter was used for those very purposes by powerful Democratic forces, but are no longer able to.
The creation of the downright frightening governance board, especially under America’s top law enforcement department, has sparked calls from high-level Republicans already.
Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) vowed to lead efforts to defund such a “Stalin-level” department, even calling for DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to be impeached, Fox News reported.