Georgetown University constitutional law professor blasted President Joe Biden over his administration’s creation of the “Disinformation Governance Board” within the Department of Homeland Security, arguing that it is likely to serve as an agency that will police Americans’ speech.
Turley noted that Biden selected “one of the most outspoken critics of free speech,” Nina Jankowicz, to run the new agency, which will reportedly attempt to regulate “disinformation,” a very “telling” development.
Turley then noted that Biden is “arguably the most anti-free speech president since John Adams.”
“I think it’s telling that the Biden administration went out and recruited one of the most outspoken critics of free speech. My expectation is that they are going to now try to minimize this group,” he told Fox News’ “America Reports” on Monday.
“I mean, the record of this administration is chilling,” he continued.
“And they went out and found this individual who has been a huge advocate for corporate and public censorship, has a distinctly anti-free speech view, and that’s what’s so troubling when the secretary says she has a long background here. Well, it’s the wrong background. It’s like saying a book burner has a background in literacy. Yeah, he works with books, but that’s not the background you’re looking for.”
Not long ago, Jankowicz claimed she was not a fan of government control over what is and isn’t true when Donald Trump was in office.
The Daily Wire adds:
A number of past comments, tweets, and videos of Jankowicz began to surface after it was announced that she was to lead the newest federal entity — which will endeavor to “counter the spread of false information” — and those comments raised questions as to whether or not she would do so with equal measure without imposing her own political views.
But perhaps the most eye-opening video of them all came from May of 2020, when she argued that the executive branch — then occupied by former President Donald Trump — should not have the power to determine what information was true and what was not.
“Imagine that, you know, with President Trump right now calling all of these news organizations that have — inconvenient for him — stories that they’re getting out there, that he’s calling ‘fake news,’ and now lashing out at platforms,” Jankowicz said.
“I would never want to see our executive branch have that sort of power, and that’s why, you know, the legislative process, with our duly elected officials is really important. That sort of consultative rule-making process. We can’t just govern by executive order anymore,” she added.
May, 2020. Nina Jankowicz was horrified at the idea of the Executive Branch (Trump) having any say in what is true or false.
She uses Poland's "Ministry of Digitalization" as an example of "anti-democratic online governance".
She also admits to being funded by Facebook. pic.twitter.com/5XoptnuMpJ
— Maze (@mazemoore) April 29, 2022