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Orwell's 'Ministry of Truth' with another name? 13 Jun 2022 20:44 #12015

  • Gerardo E. Martínez-Solanas
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The foreboding episode of the Biden Administration's Disinformation Governance Board has been temporarily put on hold.

Nina Jankowicz was selected to be the Executive Director of a Disinformation Governance Board created by the Biden administration to coordinate countering misinformation...  What! Really?... Was that part of a science fiction novel or was it taken from George Orwell's "1984"? Was this Board intended to be a sort of "Ministry of Truth" as predicted by Orwell in his book, published in 1949?

What was the "Ministry of Truth" in that famous book? It purported to be focused on the pursuit of truth. In fact, that Ministry is concerned with amending the past and present truths to replace them with whatever the Party deems “correct.” The Ministry's officials define what constitutes "truth." It is clear that nowadays the Disinformation Governance Board (DGB) was established to judge what "truth" is for all of us. George Orwell's Ministry of Truth symbolizes the Party’s belief that power is the most important commodity that they have access to. And part of that equation is control over what people believe (which includes control over past and present truths). Were those the goals pursued by the recently created Board?

A cursory examination of the background of the decision-maker, Ms. Jankowicz, reveals a dutiful soldier of the Woke Axis who once proclaimed the now-confirmed Hunter Biden laptop tale was "disinformation" coming out of Russia as part of a "Trump campaign product." She was announced as a Russian disinformation expert and a frequent television and radio pundit on disinformation and Russian and Eastern European affairs. Among other things, she declared last April that she opposes the First Amendment because it is harmful to 'marginalized communities'. She also called Elon Musk a 'free speech absolutist'.

The Board was criticized almost from the moment of its creation last month by conservatives, libertarians and even some liberals, who also compared it to the Ministry of Truth from George Orwell’s novel “1984.” The criticism grew after it was revealed that Jankowicz herself had pushed the since-debunked claim in 2016 that then-presidential candidate Donald Trump had a tie to a Russian bank.

Just three weeks after Sec. Mayorkas let it slip that the Board was created, the DGB was officially shut down, according to multiple employees at the Department of Homeland Security, and Executive Director Jankowicz resigned.

When asked if the DGB was being shut down because of disinformation during a White House news briefing on May 19th, Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre replied, “The board was put forth for a purpose, right? To make sure that we really did address what was happening across the country when it came to disinformation. It’s going to pause; there’s been a mischaracterization from outside forces.”

It appears that the present administration has not given up, just paused!
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