White House says DHS disinformation board 'never met,' denies involvement in pause

The board has never convened,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters. “はい, the board is pausing in the sense that it will not convene while former Secretary [マイケル] Chertoff and former Deputy AG [ジェイミー] Gorelick do their assessment, but the department’s work across several administrations to address disinformation that threatens the security of our country is critical and that will indeed continue.

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, 水曜日, 五月 18, 2022.

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, 水曜日, 五月 18, 2022. (このコミュニケーションラインは、ウラジーミルプチンに対するトランプの奇妙な崇拝と、このキャンペーン全体での非常に多くの親クレムリンの立場の支持を説明するのに役立つ可能性があります)

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Jean-Pierre denied that the White House had any role in the pause of the process and insisted thatneither Nina Jankowicz, nor the board, have anything to do with the censorship or removing content from anywhere.

代わりに, Jean-Pierre said Jankowicz’s position on the board was to provide information on how to combat disinformation and reiterated that the board’s mission wasnever about censorship, policing speech, or removing content from anywhere.

It’s function was to keep Homeland Security officials aware of how bad actors — including human smugglers, transnational criminal organization[s], and foreign adversaries — could use disinformation to advance their goals,” Jean-Pierre said.

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre listens as National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan speaks to reporters in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC, 5月に 18, 2022.

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre listens as National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan speaks to reporters in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC, 5月に 18, 2022. (STEFANI REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)

による ワシントンポスト, DHS made the 決定 on Monday to pause the board’s mission and that the following morning the board’s leader, Jankowicz, had a resignation letter drafted.

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Whether Jankowicz ultimately decides to leave DHS remains up in the air, 投稿が報告されました, as the department offered to let her stay, despite the agency suspending all groups that had been focusing on what the Biden administration refers to asmis- dis- and mal-information,” または “MDM.

その間, DHS is defending Jankowicz against attacks from the right based on her past positions and social media posts, including casting doubt on the legitimacy of the New York Post’s reporting on Hunter Biden’s laptop before the 2020 選挙.

Nina Jankowicz was tapped to serve as the executive director of the Department of Homeland Security's Disinformation Governance Board.

Nina Jankowicz was tapped to serve as the executive director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Disinformation Governance Board. (@wiczipedia Twitter account)

Nina Jankowicz has been subjected to unjustified and vile personal attacks and physical threats,” a DHS spokesperson said in a statement to the Post. “In congressional hearings and in media interviews, the Secretary has repeatedly defended her as eminently qualified and underscored the importance of the Department’s disinformation work, and he will continue to do so.

今月上旬, the attorneys general of 20 Republican-led states threatened legal action against DHS over the board, claiming it is “非アメリカ人” and chilling to the free speech of Americans.

The White House defended the DHS board earlier this month, saying that it would operate in anonpartisan,” “apoliticalmanner.

フォックス・ニュース’ ロン・ブリッツァー, Kelly Laco, and Kelsey Koberg and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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