Biden’s former Disinformation Chief says Disinfo Board would have stopped school shootings
Posted On May 31, 2022
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In this Jankowicz shows herself to be a liar yet again, as she was just insisting last week that her Disinformation Governance Board would only deal with foreign disinformation. I suppose now Russia and China are cooking up the alleged disinformation that supposedly leads to school shootings?
Not a good look for someone who claims to be an arbiter of truth.
“Nina Jankowicz Says ‘Ministry Of Truth’ Could Prevent Mass Shootings,” by Chris Bertman, Daily Caller, May 27, 2022:
The former head of the Disinformation Governance Board (DGB), Nina Jankowicz, claimed Thursday during a podcast that mass shootings and extremism could be addressed by the DGB.
During the episode, Jankowicz attempted to clarify her position heading the DGB and explained how the board could have addressed mass shootings and combated extremism caused by disinformation.
“I think another example that’s important, that’s also within the Department’s portfolio, especially given the events of the past few weeks, is that disinformation plays a role in radicalizing people to violence,” Jankowicz said on NPR’s “Fresh Air” podcast hosted by Terry Gross. “You know, we’re seeing continued mass shootings here in the United States, and in many of those cases, violent extremism is begotten by things people see on the Internet.”
Earlier in the episode, Jankowicz also attempted to discredit criticisms of the DGB as the “Ministry of Truth”
“There were a lot of folks, mostly on the conservative side of the spectrum, who said that the board was going to be a Ministry of Truth, a la George Orwell’s ‘1984,’ that we were going to adjudicate what was true and false online and that I was a czar, a disinformation czar, a minister of truth,” said Jankowicz. “Nothing could have been farther from the truth.”…