Psaki says disinformation board will be 'nonpartisan,' 'apolitical'

During her daily press briefing Monday, Psaki was asked to explain the duties of the Department of Homeland Security’s Disinformation Governance Board, which she said is continuing the work of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) that was established within the DHS by former President Donald Trump in 2018. Trump fired the director of CISA following the 2020 election after the agency publicly disputed claims of widespread voter fraud.

MAYORKAS ADMITS HE ‘COULD HAVE DONE A BETTER JOB EXPLAINING MISSION OF ’DISINFORMATIONBOARD

La secretaria de prensa de la Casa Blanca, Jen Psaki, habla durante una conferencia de prensa en la Casa Blanca., miércoles, abril 20, 2022, en Washington.

La secretaria de prensa de la Casa Blanca, Jen Psaki, habla durante una conferencia de prensa en la Casa Blanca., miércoles, abril 20, 2022, en Washington. (un tuit de la cuenta del ícono de la música incluía una serie de fotos de la actuación de John en el T-Mobile Center de Kansas City junto con un dulce mensaje para los asistentes)

What this would do is continue [CISA’s] trabaja, and it would help coordinate internal activities from the department related to disinformation that poses a threat to the homeland,” Psaki dijo. “The mandate is not to adjudicate what is true or false, online or otherwise. It will operate in a nonpartisan and apolitical manner. It’s basically meant to coordinate a lot of the ongoing work that is happening.

The focus is on disinformation that threatens the homeland, as I noted, like things that would incite violent extremism, human traffickers and other transnational criminal organizations, any efforts that [son] malign foreign influence, anything that would endanger individuals during emergencies,” ella continuó. “Asi que, a lot of this work is really about work that people may not see every day that’s ongoing by the Department of Homeland Security.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki holds the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki holds the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington. (Foto AP/Patrick Semansky)

A reporter then asked Psaki, “Would there be something public facing [that people] would see or would all of this happen kind of behind closed doors?”

“Bien, they certainly will consider putting out public products that represents the department’s view on disinformation-related manners,” Psaki respondió. “But that’s their overarching objective, and I don’t have a determination of what that format is.

Secretario de Seguridad Nacional Alejandro Mayorkas said on “Domingo de Fox News” que “there’s no question” él “could have done a better job in communicatingthe purpose of the board when he first announced it during his testimony Wednesday before the casa Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security.

DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testifies during an April 2022 House hearing

DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testifies during an April 2022 House hearing (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Mayorkas explained Sunday that the board specifically addressesdisinformation that presents a security threat to the homeland.

Disinformation from Russia, from China, from Iran, from the cartels,” él dijo.

This is a working group that takes best practices to make sure that, in addressing disinformation that presents a threat to the homeland, our work does not infringe on [object Window], does not infringe on civil rights, civil liberties,” él continuó. “It’s not about speech, it’s about the connectivity to violence. That is what we need to address. Sabes, an individual has the free speech right to spew anti-Semitic rhetoric. What they don’t have the right to do is take hostages in a synagogue, and that’s where we get involved.

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