Following a growing amount of criticism, the Department of Homeland Security has paused its new disinformation governance board. Nina Jankowicz, who allegedly has posted controversial videos and tweets, has resigned as the board’s director.
Criticism of the board pointed to fears of it impinging on free speech rights.
The board has not formally been shut-down, but will be reviewed by members of a DHS advisory council.
The Department of Homeland Security paused its new disinformation governance board Wednesday and its board's director will resign, following weeks of criticism from Republicans and questions about whether the board would impinge on free speech rights. https://t.co/Uvu3bnl3MW
— CBS 13 News (@WGME) May 18, 2022
BREAKING: Biden admin ‘pauses’ controversial Disinformation Governance Boardhttps://t.co/T3Mfu5dxb6
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) May 18, 2022