Twitter Buyout Raises Concerns After Biden Disinformation Board

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picture of the recent buyout of Twitter by a private equity firm

Just days after Musk's plan to buy Twitter, the Biden administration announced the formation of a "Disinformation Governance Board" to Curb internet disinformation.

In response to a tweet from conservative commentator Steven Crowder comparing the newly formed board to Nazi Germany, the South African millionaire tweeted, "Discomforting."

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said that a "Disinformation Governance Board" was recently formed to combat online disinformation, just days after Musk purchased Twitter.

"The idea is to bring all of (DHS') resources together to fight this issue," Mayorkas said, adding that the department is focusing on disinformation in minority populations.

Republicans slammed the move, with Missouri Senator Josh Hawley calling the board a "disgrace" and accusing the board's executive director Nina Jankowicz, who formerly worked as a disinformation fellow at the Wilson Center, of being a "leftist radical."

Jankowicz has been chastised for allegedly dismissing the credibility of Hunter Biden's laptop, which has been independently validated by various news sites and referring to it as a "Trump campaign product" in the past.

Source: Fox News


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