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The Joe Biden administration recently earned itself logical comparisons to “1984” and its “Ministry of Truth” with his strategy to censor Americans and control what information they could have through its “Disinformation Governance Board.”
Biden quickly retreated given the American outrage that erupted over his plans, and administration officials quickly hemmed and hawed and explained the board really wasn’t operational yet.
But details on that issue remain murky, so the American Center for Law & Justice has sued.
Its lawsuit is a Freedom of Information Act case seeking details about the development and launch of the censorship program.
But significant in the case is that Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas claimed that the operation had “not yet begun its work.”
But documents already uncovered show that plans for the operations were launched as early as September 2021 and Mayorkas signed the board’s charter in February 2022.
At that point it was operational.
Then two months later, Nine Jankowicz, whose expertise in disinformation appears to come from her campaigns using it, not fighting it, confirmed she’d been working on the project for some time.
And while Biden’s retreat may have officially suspended the program, “new evidence has made it clear that the Biden administration is intent on censoring and spying on Americans.”
The ACLJ said it obtained some documents from Josh Hawley, R-Mo., and Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and they reveal “alarming details about the draconian Disinformation Board that contradict much of what the Biden administration claimed when it finally announced the new committee.”
“That math simply doesn’t add up. In fact, those documents also revealed that the DGB was planning a meeting with representatives from Twitter on April 28th to ‘Propose that Twitter become involved in Disinformation Governance Board Analytic Exchanges on Domestic Violent Extremism (DVE) and Irregular Migration,’” the ALJ reported.
“And remember, we told you that when the Biden administration says ‘Domestic Violent Extremism,’ they’re referring to American parents who voice objections to leftist curriculums and policies. Biden’s DHS tags them the same way they do terrorists.”
The ACLJ reported, “Also, according to Senators Hawley and Grassley, ‘DHS officials appear to have prepared legislation to codify a ‘Rumor Control Program of the Department of Homeland Security to Counter Misinformation, Disinformation, and Malinformation,’ including a public-facing website known as ‘Rumor Control.’”
The group’s new legal complaint charges the government is “unlawfully withholding records requested by the Plaintiff American Center for Law and Justice pursuant to the FOIA, 5 U.S.C. § 552. . . .”
“The Biden administration appears intent on coming after anyone who doesn’t kowtow to its leftist agenda. We’ve told you they’re targeting conservatives, and they’re labeling parents like terrorists. It’s apparent the Left has no compunction about stepping on your freedoms in the name of securing and holding on to more power,” the ACLJ said.
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