DHS Moves to Crack Down Against “Misinformation”

These days, the word “misinformation” gets thrown around quite a bit.

More often than not, Democrats refer to something as “misinformation” when they don’t like it, disagree with it, or simply have an opposing narrative.

What makes this situation truly problematic is the left using the term “misinformation” to justify censorship and taking down anyone who shares views contrary to their own.

Unfortunately, the current president is fully supportive of censorship, rather than free speech. Growing numbers of Democrats are also openly opposing First Amendment rights and rallying for greater controls on what people are allowed to say.

If this wasn’t bad enough, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is now evidently working towards combatting so-called “misinformation” as well, per Breitbart News.

The Disinformation Governance Board

DHS’ Disinformation Governance Board is being branded as a tool to help government officials prevent future domestic terrorist attacks. However, it’s also going to be geared towards pushing back against perceived “misinformation” on the internet.

Wilson Center fellow Nina Jankowicz will also be directing the Disinformation Governance Board. Meanwhile, Jankowicz also has a concerning history of supporting censorship online or, as she puts it, “regulation” of social media.

All of this comes against the White House’s recent admission that Biden is supportive of “reforms” that would stop “misinformation” from making the rounds on social media.

With DHS under the thumb of the Biden administration, it’s very hard to imagine the Disinformation Governance Board being clean, fair, or nonbiased.

The Truth About Misinformation

If the Biden administration and Democrats were truly serious about fighting “misinformation,” they’d favor open dialogue, as opposed to censorship.

Open dialogue is the best tool that can be used to push back against ideas that are wrong, bad, or harmful. Censoring these ideas, on the other hand, only creates more problems.

Given the clear bias of the political left today, they’re in no position to be the arbiters of what’s “misinformation” and what’s not.

There are countless instances of Democrats rallying to get people shut down or even going as far as to claim that free speech doesn’t apply to social media sites.

At the end of the day, it remains to be seen what comes from the Disinformation Governance Board.

However, the people setting up this board, along with the folks who will be in charge of it, are no allies to free speech, the First Amendment, or other rights that go hand in hand with being an American citizen.

What do you think about the Department of Homeland Security setting up a Disinformation Governance Board to supposed crack down on domestic terrorism and “misinformation?”

In the comments area below, please don’t hesitate to let us know if you think this will do more harm than good.