DHS Still Policing Disinformation Despite Dissolving Disinformation Governance Board
Earlier this year, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) created an internal board dedicated to combating misinformation and disinformation. Despite scrapping it after facing criticism, new reporting indicates that the agency is still pursuing the constitutionally dubious project.
The DHS announced the Disinformation Governance Board in April specifically to address Russian disinformation and false information spread by border traffickers. Nina Jankowicz, a Wilson Center fellow and "disinformation expert," was put in charge.
The board immediately garnered controversy, both for its "Orwellian" overtones as well as Jankowicz's then-recent statements decrying "free speech absolutists" and advocating for more...