DHS Folds Disinformation Board After Criticism Over Threat to Free Speech

Posted on AllSides August 25th, 2022
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The Department of Homeland Security has terminated a government board formed earlier this year to combat online disinformation, after a range of critics said it could stifle free expression on the internet and had an unclear mission.

It encountered widespread criticism from conservatives, civil liberties advocates and some current and former officials.

The decision to fold the Disinformation Governance Board was widely anticipated, and followed a recommendation from the Homeland Security Advisory Council, a group of former officials and security experts that provides advice to DHS leadership.

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has “terminated the Disinformation...

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