Welcome to season 3 of the Liberty Relearned Podcast! To listen to the episode, click here.
The Ministry of Truth
They call it the “Disinformation Governance Board”. Some of us have another name for it– The Ministry of Truth. The DHS says its focus will mainly be on false or misleading information getting out, attracting illegal immigrants from places like Haiti to come here. The Associated Press recently ran a piece on it, giving the official rationale for its inception. The story claims DHS will only use the board to investigate and counter the actions of foreign actors. Sorry, but past experience in this area makes us a little skeptical. The Hunter Biden laptop story for instance was squashed with just the mere supposition that it was Russian disinformation. The suppression of this story may have affected the outcome of the 2020 election.
An article posted in RealClearPolitics.com had a slightly more skeptical take. It questioned the Constitutionality of the program and raised questions about its administrator, Nina Jankowicz, who’s been accused of spreading disinformation about the Hunter Biden laptop story. I guess it can be truly said she is an expert in disinformation, some of it coming from her peers.
This makes Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter even more important. If another story comes along like Hunter Biden “laptop from hell”, the Left won’t be able to count on Twitter to just suppress it. They will need the might of the DHS ‘Ministry of Truth’ to put behind their suppression efforts. Given the record of Democrat administrations abusing their power such as with the IRS targeting conservative organizations, and the FBI and CIA’s involvement with the Russian Collusion Hoax, we can expect the DHS, with their new Ministry of Truth, to also be abused also to partisan ends. We’ll be watching for it, count on it.
Until next time,
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