The previous head of the Biden administration’s deliberate disinformation board blamed its demise on … disinformation.
In a CNN interview Thursday, Nina Jankowicz decried the Homeland Safety Division’s determination to pause its disinformation governance board, saying it had been victimized by politics.
Nina Jankowicz: “unfortunately and ironically we were undone exactly by a disinformation campaign coming from folks who apparently want to put our national security behind their own personal political ambitions.” pic.twitter.com/68i4HExmjt
— Kevin Tober (@KevinTober94) May 20, 2022
“Unfortunately and ironically we were undone exactly by a disinformation campaign coming from folks who apparently want to put our national security behind their own personal political ambitions,” she stated in a clip posted by the Media Analysis Middle.
The board was extensively derided as an Orwellian “Ministry of Truth” and Ms. Jankowicz herself turned a lightning rod over her earlier work within the discipline, which critics stated demonstrated “disinformation” was a partisan software to her.
To the latter finish, conservatives cited her historical past of controversial remarks about free speech and a penchant for sharing misinformation, together with in regards to the now-discredited Steele file about Donald Trump and about Hunter Biden’s laptop computer pc.
Ms. Jankowicz, who resigned as director of the fee no matter DHS’s acknowledged pause, has insisted she is just not a partisan and has been extensively described in liberal retailers as a “disinformation expert.”
Even with Ms. Jankowicz gone, the board isn’t precisely useless.
Homeland Safety assigned two former senior authorities officers to guide a assessment of the division’s work on disinformation and subject a report in 75 days.
“The board will not convene and its work will be paused” till then, DHS stated.
Senate Republicans additionally pledged Thursday to defund the board, additional casting doubt on its future.