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Florida governor Ron DeSantis criticized the creation of a disinformation board that has been panned by Republicans as a ‘Ministry of Truth’ by the Biden administration. “We’re not going to let Biden get away with this one. So we will be fighting back,” he said.
“You cannot have a Ministry of Truth in this country,” DeSantis added.
DeSantis’ statements come after Alejandro Mayorkas, Secretary of Homeland Security, said that the Biden administration is creating a “Disinformation Governance Board”. The board, according to Mayorkas, would prevent what the government considers disinformation during the 2022 elections.
The “Ministry of Truth”
The team would consist of Department of Homeland Security Undersecretary for Policy Robert Silvers and Senior Advisor Jennifer Gaskill. Following the announcement, Nina Jankowicz, who previously served as part of the disinformation team at the Wilson Center, confirmed that she will head the board as executive director.
“One of the key reasons the Board was established, is to uphold the Department’s commitment to protecting free speech, privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties,” Jankowicz said on her Twitter account.