Biden’s new ‘Minister of Truth’ at DHS has history of misinformation, ties to liberal organizations

By Jennie Taer

The woman tapped to head the Biden administration’s new “disinformation” board attached to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has a history of peddling misinformation, extensive experience working with liberal organizations, and appears to have been the lead singer for a Harry Potter-themed band, a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation has found.

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Nina Jankowicz

DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced on April 27 the formation of a “Disinformation Governance Board,” telling lawmakers its goal is to tackle misinformation and disinformation targeting minority communities. The board, led by Nina Jankowicz, is also charged with working to tackle misinformation and disinformation ahead of the 2022 midterm elections, according to Fox News.

Conservative critics of the board warned it posed a threat to Americans’ First Amendment rights. However, Mayorkas said Sunday that the board will not monitor American citizens and emphasized that Jankowicz is “eminently qualified” to lead it.

Jankowicz became a global fellow for the Wilson Center in 2017 and a “disinformation fellow” in 2019, according to her LinkedIn profile. At the Wilson Center, she focused on projects like “Malign Creativity: How Gender, Sex, and Lies are Weaponized Against Women Online.” In 2016 and 2017, she advised the Ukrainian government on “disinformation” and communications as part of her Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy fellowship, according to her website.

Prior to that, Jankowicz worked for the National Democratic Institute, a liberal nonprofit that monitors speech online, where she oversaw programs related to Russia and Belarus, according to her website.

In 2021, Jankowicz founded Sophias Strategies LLC, a firm doing research and policy advising, and, in 2022, she began as a senior adviser for the Centre for Information Resilience, a U.K.-based nonprofit purporting to combat “disinformation” and harmful behavior towards women and minorities online, according to her LinkedIn profile.

Jankowicz has also written two books, one that was published in 2020 titled “How to Lose the Disinformation War.” The other is titled “How to Be a Woman Online,” which was published on April 21.

“It is an important step in the denormalization of women’s treatment online,” Jankowicz wrote in “How to Be a Woman Online” regarding women reporting alleged “abuse” on social media.

“To be a woman online is an inherently dangerous act,” she wrote in another part of the book.

Some of Jankowicz’s past statements have recently come under scrutiny, with many accusing her of peddling false information, such as widely dismissing the validity of the Hunter Biden laptop story by reportedly calling it a “Trump campaign product.”

Jankowicz never admitted that the laptop story was not a product of Russian scheming, and none of the intelligence experts have recanted their statements. She also dismissed the theory that COVID-19 leaked from a lab in Wuhan, China, calling it a tool of former President Donald Trump and his supporters.

“It becomes more politically convenient for Trump and his administration the further we get into this maelstrom, especially in comparison to the Chinese response,” Jankowicz told Buzzfeed News in 2020 in reference to the lab leak theory.

Jankowicz has also signaled her opposition to free speech on digital platforms.

“I shudder to think about if free speech absolutists were taking over platforms, what that would look like for the marginalized communities…which are already shouldering…disproportionate amounts of this abuse,” Jankowicz wrote in a tweet on April 25 regarding Elon Musk’s recent purchase of Twitter.

However, Jankowicz said in 2020 that she was against the idea of governments targeting “fake news” when referring to the Trump administration during a Congressional hearing.

The White House has signaled it stands by Jankowicz in her new role.

“We know that there has been a range of disinfo out there about a range of topics. I mean, including COVID, for example, and also elections and eligibility,” White House Press Secretary Jenn Psaki told reporters on April 28.

“I don’t have any comment on the laptop, but what I can tell you is that it sounds like the objective of the board is to prevent disinformation and misinformation from traveling around the country in a range of communities. I’m not sure who opposes that effort and I don’t know who this individual is, so I have no comment on it specifically,” Psaki said, adding that she didn’t have any information about Jankowicz and could check for more information on the new board.

The next day, Psaki said that Jankowicz is an “expert on online disinformation” and was “formerly a disinformation fellow at the Wilson Center,” as well as an adviser to the Ukrainian foreign minister, among other roles.

“This is a person with extensive qualifications,” she added.

Outside of her professional life, Jankowicz appears to have been member of the “Wizard Rock” band called “The Moaning Myrtles” — named after a character in the Harry Potter book series. One of the group’s songs includes the phrase “nevertheless I persisted” — a nod to Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

Jankowicz didn’t respond to the DCNF’s request regarding the Wizard Rock band. An apparent band mate of Jankowicz also didn’t respond to a request for comment.

But her music performances don’t stop there. Jankowicz has also taken to TikTok to sing about the supposed dangers of unchecked disinformation.

In another live performance, she appears to sing about “f*cking” her way to power.

Jankowicz didn’t respond to a request for comment about her background and past statements. DHS also didn’t respond to a request for comment.

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7 thoughts on “Biden’s new ‘Minister of Truth’ at DHS has history of misinformation, ties to liberal organizations

  1. Here’s a fun video….

    Vermont should shed her shackles of censorship too!

    https://choiceclips.whatfinger.com/2022/05/03/we-win-one-top-10-memes-watch-maga/

    This could be one of the major platforms for the VTGOP, that is if they want to have change. If they want to be in an open public square.

    Nobody is talking about it in Vermont and we have the most oppressive and corrupt press in the nation.

    But there is light…watch and learn others in our country know.

    https://choiceclips.whatfinger.com/2022/05/03/we-win-one-top-10-memes-watch-maga/

    Instead our election will once again be framed around the topics that the NWO pimps want to talk about, and the VTGOP will play defense if we’re lucky or be complicit more likely.

    NOBODY framed the conversation for Donald….nobody can deny that. It’s part of a winning strategy, don’t be fooled yet again.

  2. Her concerns about “marginalized communities” obviously refers primarily to dimwitted, gullible democrat voters who are unable to discern fact from fantasy. They tend to get their information from a single source, instead of putting some time into verification. One-stop shopping for anything out of laziness can have consequences. The whole reason the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment was included in our Constitution was to prevent government or some appointee thereof from being the arbiters of what information is allowed to be disseminated to the masses. This proposal for a “disinformation governance board” is evidence that democrats are afraid of the truth. Democrat leaders PREFER “low information voters”. Maybe the Biden Administration should start this proposal with baby steps, such as suggesting to booksellers that they reclassify Orwell’s 1984, relocating it from the Fiction section over to Reference.

  3. To make conservatives angry, tell them a lie. To make a liberal angry, tell them the truth.

  4. It’s interesting to note that this new Socialist Truth Ministry is under the Department of Homeland Security: the same department that has sent hundreds if not thousands of people to detainment camps (like Guantanamo Bay) without a trial.

  5. Dictator’s and Despots have ministers of true and propaganda czars but not in America. This can’t fly and it should be attacked viciously. We don’t need anyone or any organization or government lackey to tell us how or what to speak. This is Orwellian and it needs to stop. If not, you can curl up in a fettle position and wait for your next command. This is beyond disgusting and should be to any American!

  6. It seems the left got nervous when Elon Musk mentioned he was trying to purchase
    there fact checking aperatous ” twitter “, and iwas going to put a stop to there biased
    ” truth machine ” !!

    So now the hapless biden adminisration is putting in there own ” Czar of truth “, now that’s
    funny, I guess the first amendment means nothing when you want to control all the speech
    just like before……….

    She fits right in with the Biden Clown show, and she loves tik-tok ……………..

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