McCarthy calls on Biden to scrap disinformation board: 'Orwellian Ministry of Truth'

The same party that spent years promoting the Russia collusion hoax, suppressed the Hunter Biden laptop story, & equated parents to terrorists believes it has credibility to control your speech,” the California Republican tweeted Friday. “Biden must immediately abandon his plan to create an Orwellian Ministry of Truth.

众议院少数党领袖凯文·麦卡锡(Kevin McCarthy), R-Calif。, responds to reporters at the Capitol in Washington, 星期五, 十二月. 3, 2021, about the behavior of Rep. 劳伦·伯伯特, R-Colo。, and her repeated "anti-Muslim" attacks against Rep. 伊尔汗·奥马尔(Ilhan Omar), 明敏.

众议院少数党领袖凯文·麦卡锡(Kevin McCarthy), R-Calif。, responds to reporters at the Capitol in Washington, 星期五, 十二月. 3, 2021, about the behavior of Rep. 劳伦·伯伯特, R-Colo。, and her repeatedanti-Muslimattacks against Rep. 伊尔汗·奥马尔(Ilhan Omar), 明敏. (美联社照片/J. 斯科特·阿普怀特)

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国土安全部部长亚历杭德罗·马约卡斯 testified Wednesday that a Disinformation Governance Board had recently been created, days after Tesla CEO Elon Musk purchased Twitter, to address online disinformation.

Republican politicians and commentators across the country lashed out at the move accusing the Biden administration of attempting to silence free speech and questioned the timing of the move as it relates to Musk’s purchase of Twitter.

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The libs spent the last weeks planting the seeds for the back-up plan in case the Twitter deal actually happened,” Republican Congresswoman Lauren Boebert tweeted. “Today’s news of a Biden backed “虚假信息治理委员会” is dystopian. They can’t afford to let the truth be anything but what they say.

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testifies before the House Judiciary Committee, 在国会山, 星期四, 四月 28, 2022, 在华盛顿.

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testifies before the House Judiciary Committee, 在国会山, 星期四, 四月 28, 2022, 在华盛顿. (美联社照片/ Evan Vucci)

Republicans have also taken issue with the board’s executive director, 妮娜·扬科维茨, who previously served as a disinformation fellow at the Wilson Center and has faced 批评 over several online posts that critics say have displayed hyperpartisanship.

Rather than police our border, Homeland Security has decided to make policing Americans’ speech its top priority,” 共和党参议员. Josh Hawley of Missouri tweeted. “They’re creating a Disinformation Board. 没有, 真. And take a look at the views of the leftist radical running it.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki 捍卫 the board on Thursday saying thatwe of course support this effortand seemingly dismissed concerns about the group’s potential bias when asked by Fox News’ Jacqui Heinrich if she couldassuage concernsthat the American people might have with Jankowicz.

ABC’s "早安美国" and "World News Tonight," CBS’ "哥伦比亚广播公司早晨" and "Evening News," an和BC’s "今天" and "Nightly News" all ignored then-Vice President Biden’s meeting with Eric Schwerin. (美联社照片/安德鲁·哈尼克)

ABC’s “早安美国” 和 “World News Tonight,” CBS’ “哥伦比亚广播公司早晨” 和 “Evening News,” and NBC’s “今天” 和 “Nightly Newsall ignored then-Vice President Biden’s meeting with Eric Schwerin. (美联社照片/安德鲁·哈尼克) (美联社照片/安德鲁·哈尼克))

It sounds like the objective of the board is to prevent disinformation and misinformation from traveling around the country in a range of communities,” 普萨基说. “I’m not sure who opposes that effort.

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