The White House spoke out on Thursday defending their new initiative that is supposed to combat misinformation, according to a report by The Washington Examiner.
The publication reported that the newly announced Disinformation Governance Board has been receiving harsh criticism from those who believe that it could be led by someone with a history of their own controversial and misleading statements.
“Nina Jankowicz, who was a disinformation fellow at the Wilson Center and adviser to the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry as part of the Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship,” the Examiner reported.
According to the publication, there was a “confirmed a report Wednesday that she has been named executive director of the Department of Homeland Security’s new panel.”
However, the concern stems from Jankowicz’s history of information spreading about the intelligence gathered about former President Donald Trump and his potential connections to Russia.
The soon-to-be head of the upcoming department reportedly has a history of making false claims about British ex-spy Christopher Steele’s now-discredited dossier.
Additionally, Jankowicz has a history of downplaying the involvement of first son Hunter Biden in potentially incriminating conduct with foreign entities.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki was questioned closely about the potential department head and other details about the situation and said that she needed more information.
The press secretary didn’t let that keep her from defending the proposed group’s mission, however, that didn’t stop her from standing up for the administration’s decision.
“It sounds like the objective of the board is to prevent disinformation and misinformation from traveling around the country in a range of communities,” Psaki said. “I’m not sure who opposes that effort.
“I don’t have any comments on the laptop.”
“I don’t have any comments on the laptop,” Psaki said, adding later, “I don’t have any information about [Jankowicz]. I can check on more information about the board.”
The Biden administration has been frequently criticized by conservatives for their support of social media platforms censoring information that contradicts government statements and government-affiliated medical opinions.