The Biden administration says it’s putting a “pause” on plans to create a Disinformation Board, prompting its would-be leader, Nina Jankowicz, to resign.
In a statement Wednesday, Janowicz, the “disinformation expert” tapped to head the panel, said that “[w]ith the Board’s work paused and its future uncertain, and [sic] I have decided to leave DHS [the Department of Homeland Security] to return to my work in the public sphere.”
Jankowicz’s departure and the decision to eliminate the board were first reported by the Washington Post.
Republicans, libertarians, and a handful of liberals harshly criticized the Disinformation Board, likening it to the Ministry of Truth from George Orwell’s classic novel “1984.”
In the wake of the news, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre attempted to distance the Biden administration from the initiative, saying “we did not have involvement in this at all” when asked if top officials had ordered the halt.
Kendall & Casey discuss the Jankowicz’s departure and the dismantling of the Disinformation Board in the clip below.