The Biden Administration has created a Disinformation Governance Board, whose mission is to monitor political speech in the United States.
“Disinformation” is covert intelligence jargon for propaganda (not necessarily false) that helps the enemy. So the board’s name in a way is even more ominous that if it were called a Ministry of Truth, because the criterion is not truth or falsehood, but who benefits from the message.
This is a good idea only if you trust others to decide in advance what you should be allowed to hear about and read about.
Meanwhile self-described liberals are panicking because they fear Elon Musk may restore traditional free speech standards to Twitter. If only!
Disinformation Governance Board to tackle spread of misinformation in U.S., focusing on Russia and U.S.-Mexican border by Caitlin O’Kane for CBS News.
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