DeSantis vows to not let Biden ‘get away’ with new ‘disinformation’ agency

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) says that he is not going to let the Biden administration get away with installing its new Disinformation Governance Board, Breitbart News reports

The creation of the Disinformation Governance Board was announced this week by Biden’s Department of Homeland Security. Many are referring to the board as the “Ministry of Truth,” referencing George Orwell’s novel 1984. 

“They want to stifle dissent”

DeSantis spoke out against Biden’s Disinformation Governance Board on Friday.

“As if they don’t have enough issues to deal with,” DeSantis said, “they now have an idea … they’re actually going to create in the Department of Homeland Security a Bureau of Disinformation. It’s basically a Ministry of Truth.”

DeSantis went on to say that he thought that it was a “belated April Fool’s joke.” But then, he explained why this is no joking matter.

“What [the Democrats] want to do, they want to be able to put out false narratives without people being able to speak out and fight back,” DeSantis said. “They want to be able to say things like ‘Russia-collusion’ and perpetuate hoaxes and then have people like us be silenced.”

“They want to stifle dissent,” DeSantis added.

The “disinformation czar”

DeSantis, on Friday, also spoke out against the individual whom the Biden administration has chosen to lead the Disinformation Governance Board, Nina Jankowicz. Many, particularly on the right, are now referring to Jankowicz as Biden’s “disinformation czar” because, as DeSantis noted, she has a history of pushing leftwing narratives, which could legitimately be labeled disinformation.

One example is the infamous Hunter Biden laptop story. Jankowicz, along with countless others on the left, pushed the narrative that the laptop was part of a disinformation campaign being waged by Russia. This is important because she pushed this false narrative in the lead-up to the 2020 presidential election, possibly influencing its outcome.

Referring to the Disinformation Governance Board, DeSantis said, “this is not acceptable, and, in Florida, we’re not going to have it.”

DeSantis said that given the “principles that the country was founded on… you cannot have a Ministry of Truth within this country.”

“We’re not going to let Biden get away with this one,” DeSantis concluded.

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