The Biden administration’s plan to create a Disinformation Governance Board is receiving an overwhelmingly negative reaction, with critics invoking comparisons to the Ministry of Truth from George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984 .
U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas announced the formation of a Disinformation Governance Board while testifying before the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security Wednesday. When discussing efforts to combat mis- and “disinformation,” Mayorkas told Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Ill., that “Our Undersecretary for Policy Rob Silvers is co-chair with our Principal Deputy General Counsel Jennifer Daskal in leading a just recently constituted Misinformation-Disinformation Governance Board.” “The goal is to bring the resources of the department together to address this threat,” he added. The Department of Homeland Security has not issued a formal statement on the Disinformation Governance Board. Mayorkas’ announcement came just days after Elon Musk, the billionaire CEO of Tesla and SpaceX and an outspoken free speech advocate, announced his purchase of Twitter with the goal of making it “the platform for free speech around the globe.”
Nina Jankowicz, who formerly worked as a “disinformation fellow” at the Wilson Center, confirmed the accuracy of a Politico report identifying her as the executive director of the Disinformation Governance Board in a tweet Wednesday. The news of the Disinformation Governance Board’s creation as well as Jankowicz’s appointment as leader of the initiative led to swift condemnation from critics of the Biden administration. Cat’s out of the bag: here’s what I’ve been up to the past two months, and why I’ve been a bit quiet on here.
Honored to be serving in the Biden Administration @DHSgov and helping shape our counter-disinformation efforts. https://t.co/uN20vl7qqV pic.twitter.com/JEn4FqLdck — Nina Jankowicz ???????????????? (@wiczipedia) April 27, 2022 Much of the discussion surrounding the Disinformation Governance Board has spoken on its purported resemblance to the Ministry […]
Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
We will never avoid the truth. The Lord will provide if it is His will. Our job is simply to share the facts, spread the Gospel, and educate as many Americans as possible while exposing the forces of evil.
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