Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Nina Jankowicz, Executive Director of Biden's Ministry of Truth Resigns
Townhall ^ | 05/18/2022 | Spencer Brown

Posted on 05/18/2022 10:28:09 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Following a report detailing the death-rattle of the Biden administration's Disinformation Governance Board, Executive Director Nina Jankowicz has officially resigned her post with the disinfo board and Department of Homeland Security.

UPDATE:

Following a report detailing the death-rattle of the Biden administration's Disinformation Governance Board, Executive Director Nina Jankowicz has officially resigned her post with the disinfo board and Department of Homeland Security.

UPDATE: Nina Jankowicz has officially resigned from Disinformation Governance Board and the DHS. https://t.co/rLi3FvUNMw https://t.co/z4hdwTBFIB— Taylor Lorenz (@TaylorLorenz) May 18, 2022

ORIGINAL POST:

After a rough three weeks in which conservatives landed significant hits on and exposed major flaws with the Department of Homeland Security's "Disinformation Governance Board," the much-mocked Ministry of Truth has been "paused" and Disinfo Czar Nina Jankowicz is looking to the exits. 

This news, comes from a new "scoop" reported by none other than The Washington Post's Taylor Lorenz. Most of permanent-victim Lorenz's post is the same pablum we've seen from the mainstream media about how extremely qualified Jankowicz is and how critical the threat of so-called disinformation is to democracy — all without mentioning that Jankowicz has been a leading voice pushing debunked narratives and outright false information. Her rather laughable headline for the piece is: "How the Biden administration let right-wing attacks derail its disinformation efforts." Sure, Taylor.

As Lorenz writes in the piece published Wednesday morning:

...the Disinformation Governance Board is being “paused,” according to multiple employees at DHS, capping a back-and-forth week of decisions that changed during the course of reporting of this story. On Monday, DHS decided to shut down the board, according to multiple people with knowledge of the situation. By Tuesday morning, Jankowicz had drafted a resignation letter in response to the board’s dissolution.

But Tuesday night, Jankowicz was pulled into an urgent call with DHS officials who gave her the choice to stay on, even as the department’s work was put on hold because of the backlash it faced, according to multiple people with knowledge of the call. Working groups within DHS focused on mis-, dis- and mal-information have been suspended. The board could still be shut down pending a review from the Homeland Security Advisory Council; Jankowicz is evaluating her position within the department.

Another interesting tidbit in the WaPo report is that the woman who was in charge of determining which speech was allowable and which wasn't — and even said she believed elites like herself should be allowed to add context to other users' online posts — was told to shut up by the Biden administration. 

Described by Lorenz as enduring "attacks" (aka legitimate criticism of a terrible idea), "Jankowicz herself was told to stay silent. After attempting to defend herself on Twitter April 27, she was told by DHS officials to not issue any further public statements, according to multiple people close to her," Lorenz reported.

It's worth noting as well that Jankowicz had tweeted her support for Lorenz in the past, so the whole piece seeks to make a victim out of Jankowicz in order to come to her rescue like some sort of hero. "Girlcode," or something. To be clear, Jankowicz made herself a target, and almost all of the criticism of the Disinfo board's chief and its mission was based on publicly available information. 

Jankowicz didn't have to tweet false claims about the veracity of Hunter Biden's laptop, but she did. She didn't have to post cringey TikTok videos singing songs about disinformation like some kind of looney librarian, but she did. 

And the result of what Lorenz describes — a textbook example of Dems in Disarray — shows that the Biden administration somehow didn't see opposition coming when it announced what amounted to a Federal Bureau of Stopping Wrongspeak:

Democratic lawmakers, legislative staff and other administration employees who sought to defend Jankowicz were caught flat-footed. Administration officials did not brief the relevant congressional staff and committees ahead of the board’s launch, and members of Congress who had expressed interest in disinformation weren’t given a detailed explanation about how it would operate. A fact sheet released by DHS on May 2 did nothing to quell the outrage that had been building on the Internet, nor did it clarify much of what the board would actually be doing or Jankowicz’s role in it.

Now that the American people are aware of and against a government-ordained ministry of truth, the Biden administration is scrambling to deal with another internal crisis of their own creation. But all Biden's men, it seems, were unable to turn the tide.



TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: 1morethreadkaren; 1moretime; biden; disinformation; doh; jankowicz; ministryoftruth; ninajankowicz; ukraine
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-6061-80 ... 141-143 next last

1 posted on 05/18/2022 10:28:09 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Send her back to the Nuthouse


2 posted on 05/18/2022 10:29:15 AM PDT by butlerweave
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Oh Darn!

Truth is gone.


3 posted on 05/18/2022 10:29:37 AM PDT by Scrambler Bob (My /s is more true than your /science (or you might mean /seance)gg g)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

this can’t be true.


4 posted on 05/18/2022 10:29:47 AM PDT by teeman8r (Armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world or something )
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Now disband the board.


5 posted on 05/18/2022 10:29:57 AM PDT by Lurkinanloomin ( (Natural born citizens are born here of citizen parents)(Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

MWA-HA-HA!


6 posted on 05/18/2022 10:30:07 AM PDT by HandBasketHell
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

I’m actually bothered by this news.

These people NEVER give up power. This only means she has been made a better offer.


7 posted on 05/18/2022 10:30:34 AM PDT by Celerity
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Well, this dumb-dumb didn’t last long!!!!

NEXT!!!!


8 posted on 05/18/2022 10:31:10 AM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

It’s not over, not by a long shot.


9 posted on 05/18/2022 10:31:22 AM PDT by rockabyebaby (THE BEST IS YET TO COME - (PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Ding-dong, the witch is dead! Which old witch? The wicked witch
Ding-dong, the wicked witch is dead
Wake up, you sleepy head, rub your eyes, get out of bed
Wake up, the wicked witch is dead!
She’s gone where the goblins go below, below, below, yo ho


10 posted on 05/18/2022 10:31:59 AM PDT by McGruff (Don't underestimate Joe's ability to f*** things up - Barack Obama)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Bye, “Scary Poppins”.


11 posted on 05/18/2022 10:32:49 AM PDT by windsorknot
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

FACT CHECK THIS!


12 posted on 05/18/2022 10:33:10 AM PDT by jpp113
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Celerity
I’m actually bothered by this news.

These people NEVER give up power. This only means she has been made a better offer.

Agreed. "Ministry of Truth" will live on, one way or another.

13 posted on 05/18/2022 10:33:15 AM PDT by rockabyebaby (THE BEST IS YET TO COME - (PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Hey Nina, a spoonful of sugar will help this go down.


14 posted on 05/18/2022 10:33:20 AM PDT by Ken H (Trump won.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious


15 posted on 05/18/2022 10:33:30 AM PDT by Stosh
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Trump, Russia, and How Not to Lose the Information War With Nina Jankowicz

https://irishtechnews.ie/trump-russia-the-information-war-nina-jankowicz/

In it she says she is Polish/Ukrainian.

She worked for the Ukrainian government before she went to work for Biden.

She’s vehemently anti-Trump, and her job would be to promote Ukrainian propaganda, attack Trump, while knocking down anything negative about Biden or Zelenskyy.

The corruption in Ukraine came to the U.S.


16 posted on 05/18/2022 10:34:38 AM PDT by Its All Over Except ...
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Celerity

She’ll re-surface somewhere else, later. She’s not gone, by any means.


17 posted on 05/18/2022 10:35:02 AM PDT by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

This is all flack.

A side show.

Eye candy for the right wing while Marxists fire up the Vote Stealing Fraud Machine.


18 posted on 05/18/2022 10:35:10 AM PDT by FlyingEagle
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Celerity

The poll numbers must be really really really really bad


19 posted on 05/18/2022 10:35:12 AM PDT by butlerweave
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Well, good.
Hopefully it will take some of the heat off Musk, as this BS was meant as some sort of counter to l’affaire Twitter.


20 posted on 05/18/2022 10:35:16 AM PDT by buwaya (Strategic imperatives )
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-6061-80 ... 141-143 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson