(Presidentialwire.com)- Two Republican senators are alleging that the Biden administration redacted key information about the Department of Homeland Security’s “Disinformation Board,” according to Newsmax. In June, Sens. Chuck Grassley and Josh Hawley reportedly requested the DHS to supply them with information on the board and its relationships with social media platforms.
But in a letter sent by the senators to DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, they said that the redactions are “applied to pre-decisional and deliberative process material.” The letter continued to state that Congress is an equal branch of government.
The senators said that they will renew their requests to the department and its attempts to counter disinformation, suggesting that it is still impossible to know the extent of their efforts.
The letter came months after the agency dissolved the “Disinformation Governance Board” when it faced public backlash. In response to the dissolution, the Homeland Security Advisory Council eventually stated that the DHS will continue to address threats that “undermine the security of our country consistent with the law while upholding” privacy…and “promoting transparency.”
The board was to be headed by executive director Nina Jankowicz, whose tweets and social media posts were found to be politically biased, according to American Pigeon.
Jankowicz called the Hunter Biden laptop story Russian disinformation, although it has now been corroborated by mainstream outlets. In another tweet, she called the “free speech vs censorship framing a false dichotomy” and proceeded to criticize former President Trump for not disavowing “disinformation and conspiracy theories.”
She also said that free speech was only for those who are “white and male.”
Conservatives claimed that the disinformation board resembled the fictional Orwellian “Ministry of Truth” because the board served to erase the truth, falsify history, and create Party hegemony,” which is “the strategy of the Democratic Party and their global accomplices,” according to American Pigeon.