WaPo ed board on Disinformation Governance Board: DHS errors 'a showcase in some of the worst practices'

Yet this episode has shown how vulnerable the government is to the same types of campaign the DGB was supposed to help it fight,” the editorial board contended, adding that some of the questions surrounding the board’s scope werelegitimate.

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The Washington Post editorial board criticized the rollout of the DHS' Disinformation Governance Board, which headed by Nina Jankowicz before she stepped down.

The Washington Post editorial board criticized the rollout of the DHSDisinformation Governance Board, which headed by Nina Jankowicz before she stepped down. (@wiczipedia Twitter account)

The Disinformation Governance Board was first announced by Alejandro Mayorkas, sekretaris van binnelandse veiligheid while testifying before the House Appropriations subcommittee about the department’s budget for 2023.

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Die board was put on pause weeks after it was first announced.

Worries about the perceived liberal bias of the women picked to lead it, researcher Nina Jankowicz, while overblown, still merited consideration,” het die skrywers gesê. They also argued that there was anaggressive right-wing effortto deceive the public about the board.

The Washington Post editorial board argued Monday that the Disinformation Governance Board's downfall was part of the disinformation problem.  ERIC BARADAT/AFP via Getty Images

The Washington Post editorial board argued Monday that the Disinformation Governance Board’s downfall was part of the disinformation problem. ERIC BARADAT/AFP via Getty Images (ERIC BARADAT/AFP via Getty Images)

Nina Jankowicz, former Executive Director of the Disinformation Governance Board, also resigned from her position. She told MSNBC’s Chris Hayes on May 18 dat die “sensationalist narrativesabout what some believed the board was supposed to do was “completely wrong.

The board argued that the DHSerrors werea showcase in some of the worst practices for blunting disinformation.The authors wrote that the department failed to anticipate how some mightexploit its odd nameand also failed to correctly respond tosmears.

The Washington Post editorial board wrote that the collapse of the Disinformation Board, which was established under the Biden Administration's Department of Homeland Security, showed how vulnerable the government can be to disinformation. (Foto deur Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

The Washington Post editorial board wrote that the collapse of the Disinformation Board, which was established under the Biden Administration’s Department of Homeland Security, showed how vulnerable the government can be to disinformation. (Foto deur Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images) (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

The Washington Post editorial writers also said that it will be “interessant” to see if the Biden administration will learn from the collapse of the board.

The Biden administration defended Jankowicz and the Disinformation Governance Board following the announcement that the board was being put on hold.

Neither Nina Jankowicz nor the board have anything to do with censorship or with removing content from anywhere. Their role is to ensure that national security officials are updated on how misinformation is affecting the threat environment. She has strong credentials and a history of calling out misinformation from both the left and the right,” Deputy Press Secretary Andrew Bates told Fox News.

Former White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki previously said the board would operate in 'n “nonpartisan” en “apoliticalmanner.

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