(Natural News) InfoWars founder Alex Jones touched on the criticism lobbed at the Disinformation Governance Board (DGB), under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
In a recent episode of “The Alex Jones Show,” the host played footage of a May 4 Senate hearing where Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) rebuked DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. The lawmaker argued that the DGB has no authority to serve as the arbiter of truth, given that people “can’t even agree [on] what disinformation is.”
“Here’s the problem: We can’t even agree [on] what disinformation is. How are we ever going to come to an agreement on what is disinformation so you can police it on social media? I think you’ve got no idea what disinformation is, and I don’t think the government [is] capable of [policing] it.”
Paul also accused the government of being the No. 1 purveyor of disinformation.
“I don’t trust government to figure out what the truth is, [because it] is largely disseminating disinformation. Do you know [who] the greatest propagator of disinformation in the history of the world is? The U.S. government.”
Mayorkas defended the DGB and its role, telling the Kentucky senator: “Where we become involved is where there is a connectivity between disinformation and threats to the security of the homeland.”
“You say your new [DGB] is going to help the public with disinformation. You claim it is not going to be about domestic; it is going to be about foreigners – those evil Russians,” said the Kentucky senator. “You think we can’t determine [if] speech by traffickers is disinformation? You think the American people are so stupid, they need you to tell them what the truth is?”
Jones put in his two cents about the exchange. “If you watch what the corporate establishment puts out, [these] disinformation boards [are] stuff right out of fictional dictatorships. Something only a few countries have: North Korea, communist China [and] Stalinist Russia,” he said.
“You think this is cartoonish, this is like textbook tyranny? Well, that’s because that’s what this is. They have taken us being asleep and us putting up with all this garbage as a green light – a big, giant, green light – to come after everybody.”
Disinfo czar Jankowicz also subjected to rebuke
Aside from Mayorkas himself, DGB Executive Director Nina Jankowicz also became the target of the GOP during the hearing. Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) asked Mayorkas if he was aware of “precocious” videos Jankowicz posted on social media – to which the DHS secretary answered in the negative. (Related: Biden’s new ‘disinformation’ head caught in a lie on first day in role.)
The lawmaker from Louisiana alluded to a video where the DGB head referred to herself as the “Mary Poppins of disinformation.” In another clip, Jankowicz sang about her new role to the tune of the 1964 song “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” which was used in the film “Mary Poppins.”
“I was not aware of that. We do not discuss the internal hiring process,” said Mayorkas. “It is my understanding that Ms. Jankowicz is a subject matter expert in the field in which she will be working on behalf of the department. Ultimately, as the secretary – I’m responsible for the decisions of DHS.”
The InfoWars founder pointed out that while Jankowicz has claimed liberals and minorities have been censored on social media, the studies actually show that conservatives – not liberals –are the true victims of censorship.
“There’s already this allegation that there is anti-conservative bias on the platforms, even though there has been study after study proving, in fact, that often it’s liberal voices that are being silenced – particularly minority voices in social media. So I think we’re [going to] see more allegations of that, the DGB head claimed in a video.
“They’re saying there’s no censorship, even though they’re on record saying they’re [going to] censor and want more censorship. But when you say you don’t want it, [they say] ‘Oh it doesn’t exist,’ except it’s happening to minorities. So that’s something else they’re doing,” said Jones.
Disinfo.news has more stories about the DGB and criticism against it.
Watch the full segment of “The Alex Jones Show,” featuring the exchange between Paul and Mayorkas.
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