Americans for Limited Government, an organization that supports reducing the size and scope of government, urged Congress to defund a portion of the federal code that allows President Biden to create a “Disinformation Governance Board.”
Biden created the new board under the Department of Homeland Security and claims it will focus on misinformation about the southern border while preparing for Russian disinformation threats.
Conservatives across the country at various levels of government blasted the proposal as government overreach and alleged an impact on free speech.
“Members of Congress who are outraged by the creation of the Disinformation Governance Board are right. Unfortunately, Congress made a grievous mistake in 2018 when it unanimously passed legislation which allows the Department of Homeland Security to be prosecutor, judge and jury on political speech under the guise of combating disinformation. And now, it’s up to Congress to rip the sections of law which allow political speech to be censored by DHS out by the roots by defunding this activity until the law can be more fully amended,” said Americans for Limited Government President Richard Manning.
According to Manning, the defunding process should target DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency disinformation analysis and dissemination to private sector authorities.
“The existence of this unholy alliance between government and social media giants like Facebook, Twitter, Google, Amazon, etc. explains their unified messaging on Covid, Russiagate and perhaps even the Hunter Biden laptop, which was labeled Russian disinformation by former intelligence officials. One wondered how it was possible that the social media giants fell in lockstep on many controversial issues in banning unapproved speech, and deplatforming Parler, former President Donald Trump, frontline doctors and many others, and now we know who’s responsible,” he added.
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