“Elon Musk buys Twitter to save free speech and days later President Biden announces a Ministry of Truth.It’s like we’re living through an Ayn Rand/George Orwell novel mash-up.”
The revelation that the government had created a new board to fight “disinformation” prompted a slew of Nineteen Eighty-Four comparisons.
On Wednesday news broke that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)—a department that didn’t exist 20 years ago but today spends $52 billion annually—had created a new “Disinformation Governance Board.”
The news comes just days after Twitter accepted Tesla-founder Elon Musk’s offer to buy Twitter for $44 billion, a move that critics of the dealclaimed could unleash disinformation. (Musk has been vocal in his support for free speech.)
DHS declined to be interviewed by theAssociated Press, but issued a statement after news broke of the development.
“The spread of disinformation can affect border security, Americans’ safety during disasters…