DHS has announced that two officials have been assigned to find out how the board became “grossly and intentionally mischaracterized.”
Chertoff co-authored the USA PATRIOT Act.
The Daily Caller reports:
The review of the Disinformation Governance Board will determine how the board can monitor disinformation while “protecting free speech, civil rights, civil liberties and privacy” and how it can increase “transparency” with the public. It will be conducted by the “bipartisan Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC).”
“The creation of the ‘Disinformation Governance Board’ in the Secretary’s office is unneeded and politicizes the Department’s mission. There is no operational reason to take this responsibility from largely non-political operating components and move this mission to the Secretary’s office filled with political appointees, including a politically charged individual with no government experience. The move represents a further politicization of the Department under this Administration,” Chad Wolf, former acting secretary of the DHS, told the Daily Caller.
DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas admitted that there was “no question” that they “could’ve done a better job at communicating” what the board does when it was announced.
The rollout of the board was “half-baked” and that the DHS got “ahead of themselves when they mentioned it in” DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas’ testimony April 27, a congressional staffer told the Daily Caller News Foundation.
The latest development in the newly created disinformation board comes one day after Nina Jankowicz’s resignation. Jankowicz, the board’s first executive director, repeatedly used social media to spread fictitious narratives about the Steele dossier and Hunter Biden’s laptop.
Congressional Republicans fiercely criticized Jankowicz’s past and the board’s apparent threat to the First Amendment.
Despite DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas’ claims the disinformation board wouldn’t monitor American citizens, the departmental group continues to generate controversy.
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