(DCWatchdog.com) – Happening Now: In what free speech and First Amendment advocates believe will be a major victory for them and a huge defeat for President Joe Biden and his administration, the newly created and highly controversial Disinformation Governance Board within the Department of Homeland Security may be killed before it ever starts operating.
According to the publication National Review:
“After a wave of backlash, the Department of Homeland Security is considering shutting down its just-created Disinformation Governance Board, which was officially tasked with combatting false narratives around domestic terrorism and human trafficking along the border, but which was widely interpreted as having a much broader brief to monitor and possibly curtail disfavored political speech.
“Just three weeks after its inception, the disinformation board’s operations have been “paused,” multiple anonymous DHS officials told the Washington Post. DHS reportedly decided to shut down the board entirely on Monday and its director, Nina Jankowicz, tendered a voluntary resignation letter on Tuesday. But DHS officials quickly called Jankowicz to give her the option to stay on while the Homeland Security Advisory Committee determines whether to shut down the board entirely.” [emphasis added]
There has been no official announcement about the board, and all of the sources for the report appear to be anonymous at this point.
Still, political pundits report that if the board is killed before ever going into operation, it will be a significant political defeat for Biden and a major victory for free speech proponents.
What is your opinion? Please email [email protected] and share your opinion about the newly created and highly controversial Disinformation Governance Board within the Department of Homeland Security. Would you like President Joe Biden and the Biden administration to kill the board before it starts operating? Why or why not?