‘HUGE WIN FOR FREE SPEECH’: Biden’s Disinformation Board, Jankowicz Put on Hold

According to a WaPo report, Nina Jankowicz and her Disinformation Board have been put on hold by the Department of Homeland Security; the report says the blow back was intense and immediate.

From The Washington Post…

Just three weeks after its announcement, the Disinformation Governance Board is being “paused,” according to multiple employees at DHS, capping a back-and-forth week of decisions that changed during the course of reporting of this story. On Monday, DHS decided to shut down the board, according to multiple people with knowledge of the situation. By Tuesday morning, Jankowicz had drafted a resignation letter in response to the board’s dissolution.

But Tuesday night, Jankowicz was pulled into an urgent call with DHS officials who gave her the choice to stay on, even as the department’s work was put on hold because of the backlash it faced, according to multiple people with knowledge of the call. Working groups within DHS focused on mis-, dis- and mal-information have been suspended. The board could still be shut down pending a review from the Homeland Security Advisory Council; Jankowicz is evaluating her position within the department.

Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee Jim Jordan (R-OH) called the pause and potential shutdown a win for free speech.