Whistleblower: DHS Disinformation Governance Board Purpose to Censor Opposing Viewpoints – Senate Docs Reveal
- Whistleblower: DHS Disinformation Governance Board Purpose to Censor Opposing Viewpoints – Senate Docs Reveal
Documents show that, contrary to your May 4, 2022, testimony before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, the DGB was established to serve as much more than a simple “working group” to “develop guidelines, standards, [and] guardrails” for protecting civil rights and civil liberties.1 In fact, DHS documents show that the DGB was designed to be the Department’s central hub, clearinghouse and gatekeeper for Administration policy and response to whatever it happened to decide was “disinformation.”
Any time a government decides what people are allowed to think or say is a dangerous time. Late last year, the United States Government established and then paused through the Department of Homeland Security an entity called the Disinformation Governance Board. The DGB’s supposed purpose was to pose as a “working group” to “develop guidelines, standards, [and] guardrails” for protecting civil rights and civil liberties. However, whistleblower documents from within the Department of Homeland Security reveal a drastically different intent.
First and foremost, the DGB planned to “operationalize” its relationships with private social media companies and their executives in order to direct the removal of content. In fact, the DGB had already potentially met with Twitter executives Nick Pickles, Head of Policy, and Yoel Roth, Head of Site Integrity. According to the documents, the Disinformation Governance Board set the meeting for April 28th, 2022.