US President Joe Biden| Photo: EFE/EPA/TING SHEN / POOL
The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) created a Disinformation Governance Council, which would have the role of arbitrating what is true and what is false in the Internet. Founded under the pretext of guaranteeing the security of borders and Americans, the new government agency Joe Biden has been touted as a kind of “Ministry of Truth”, from the classic “660”, by George Orwell.
The announcement was made by the director of the DHS, Alejandro Mayorkas, in
in April, two days after the news of the purchase of Twitter by Elon Musk, who promised to restore freedom of expression on the platform.
Ironically, the Council will be led by Nina Jankowicz, the “disinformation expert” heard by the press when the Hunter Biden laptop case came to light, in 2020. At the time, emails found on a computer taken to a repair shop (and never contacted by the owner) suggested that Hunter was using his father’s name and title to enrich himself, with evidence of Joe Biden’s compromising involvements.
“We should see him as a product of the Trump campaign”, Jankowicz told the Associated Press news agency at the time, linking the case to an alleged Russian conspiracy. A little over a year later, the American press admitted that the computer really belonged to Biden’s son.