Nina Jankowicz: 'Ministry of Truth' Would Have Prevented Texas School Shooting
Former head of the Disinformation Governance Board claims 'disinfo' to blame for shootings
The former head of Democrat Joe Biden's "Ministry of Truth," Nina Jankowicz, has claimed her censorship board could have prevented the tragic school shooting in Texas earlier this week.
Speaking during a podcast interview, radical leftist Jankowicz claimed, without evidence, that "disinformation" is to blame for mass shootings.
She then continued by alleging that her "Disinformation Governance Board" was meant to stop mass shootings and extremism by censoring Americans' speech online.
During the episode of NPR’s “Fresh Air,” Jankowicz was trying to clarify her position heading the "Ministry of Truth" when she claimed that mass shootings and extremism are caused by disinformation.
“I think another example that’s important, that’s also within the Department’s portfolio, especially given the events of the past few weeks, is that disinformation plays a role in radicalizing people to violence,” Jankowicz told podcast host Terry Gross.
“You know, we’re seeing continued mass shootings here in the United States, and in many of those cases, violent extremism is begotten by things people see on the Internet.”
Earlier in the episode, Jankowicz also attempted to discredit criticisms of the board and it being labeled as the “Ministry of Truth”
“There were a lot of folks, mostly on the conservative side of the spectrum, who said that the board was going to be a Ministry of Truth, a la George Orwell’s ‘1984,’ that we were going to adjudicate what was true and false online and that I was a czar, a disinformation czar, a minister of truth,” said Jankowicz.
“Nothing could have been farther from the truth.”
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas reportedly said that the DGB, like the DHS, does not have the capability to monitor United States citizens.
He claimed that, instead, it would focus on foreign threats of disinformation, the New York Post reported.
“The board does not have any operational authority or capability,” Mayorkas said on CNN.
“What it will do is gather together best practices in addressing the threat of disinformation from foreign state adversaries from the cartels and disseminate those best practices to the operators that have been executing in addressing this threat for years.”
Earlier in May, the Department of Homeland Security put a “pause” on the DGB several weeks after its announcement.
Jankowicz also penned a resignation letter, according to The Washington Post.
Former DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff and former U.S. Deputy Secretary-General Jamie Gorelick under Clinton were reportedly tapped to assess and review the DGB for its alleged “mischaracterization.”