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The woman heading Joe Biden‘s new ‘disinformation’ board is defending the fact that she previously cast doubt on the validity of Hunter Biden laptop stories, even though she is an ‘expert’ on Russian disinformation.

At the same time, Republican Senator Josh Hawley is demanding that the White House ‘dissolve’ the new Department of Homeland Security’s Disinformation Governance Board she is heading, claiming that it would only ‘monitor Amerians’ free speech’.

Nina Jankowicz was brought on to lead the new initiative to combat disinformation related to national security at DHS.

A tweet Jankowicz sent in October 2020 has resurfaced and is circulating.

‘Back on the ‘laptop from hell,’ apparently- Biden notes 50 former natsec officials and 5 former CIA heads that believe the laptop is a Russian influence op,’ she tweeted at the time.

She added: ‘Trump says ‘Russia, Russia, Russia.’

She now claims that the tweet was part of her ‘live tweeting’ a debate between Trump and Biden just one month before the presidential general election as Republicans are using the post to pounce on her political leanings.

‘For those who believe this tweet is a key to all my views, it is simply a direct quote from both candidates during the final presidential debate,’ Jankowicz defended in a repost of the original tweet.

‘If you look at my timeline, you will see I was livetweeting that evening,’ she added in the Wednesday night tweet.

Jankowicz confirmed reports on Wednesday that she is being brought on as executive director of the new board at DHS.

Republicans immediately blasted the move, claiming she has shown too much bias to head the group – specifically in casting doubt on Hunter’s laptop scandal.

In October 2020, Jankowicz called the laptop stories a ‘Trump campaign product.’

Nina Jankowicz defended her previous casting of doubt on the Hunter Biden laptop scandal, claiming that a tweet she sent in October 2020 was a livetweet of a debate between Joe Biden and Donald Trump

Nina Jankowicz defended her previous casting of doubt on the Hunter Biden laptop scandal, claiming that a tweet she sent in October 2020 was a livetweet of a debate between Joe Biden and Donald Trump

Nina Jankowicz defended her previous casting of doubt on the Hunter Biden laptop scandal, claiming that a tweet she sent in October 2020 was a livetweet of a debate between Joe Biden and Donald Trump

Republicans immediately pounced after Jankowicz, a Russian disinformation expert, confirmed Wednesday that she will head up the new Department of Homeland Security's Disinformation Governance Board

Republicans immediately pounced after Jankowicz, a Russian disinformation expert, confirmed Wednesday that she will head up the new Department of Homeland Security's Disinformation Governance Board

Republicans immediately pounced after Jankowicz, a Russian disinformation expert, confirmed Wednesday that she will head up the new Department of Homeland Security’s Disinformation Governance Board

Trump-ally and GOP Senator Josh Hawley is demanding that the 'monstrosity' of a board be 'dissolved' before it even gets started

Trump-ally and GOP Senator Josh Hawley is demanding that the 'monstrosity' of a board be 'dissolved' before it even gets started

Trump-ally and GOP Senator Josh Hawley is demanding that the ‘monstrosity’ of a board be ‘dissolved’ before it even gets started

He said  that he thought the board was 'satire' because there was no way an 'American Administration would ever use  the power of Government to sit in judgement on the First Amendment speech of its own citizens'

He said  that he thought the board was 'satire' because there was no way an 'American Administration would ever use  the power of Government to sit in judgement on the First Amendment speech of its own citizens'

He said  that he thought the board was ‘satire’ because there was no way an ‘American Administration would ever use  the power of Government to sit in judgement on the First Amendment speech of its own citizens’

He questioned the timing of the announcement of the board coming just after billionaire Elon Musk's acquisition of Twitter

He questioned the timing of the announcement of the board coming just after billionaire Elon Musk's acquisition of Twitter

He questioned the timing of the announcement of the board coming just after billionaire Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter

Senator Hawley insisted on Thursday that the board should be dissolved before it even gets started.

‘I write with deep concern about the Department of Homeland Security’s decision to create a new Disinformation Governance Board,’ he penned in a letter to DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

‘I confess I at first thought this announcement was satire,’ he continued. ‘Surely no American Administration would ever use the power of Government to sit in judgment on the First Amendment speech of its own citizens.’

‘Sadly, I was mistaken.’

He then demanded that DHS provide more information on this new board, including how it will function and be monitored.

Hawley also questioned why the announcement was made just following billionaire Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter, which he vowed to make a more free speech platform with all ideas.

Jankowicz was critical of Musk buying Twitter, claiming that more free speech on the social media platform was a negative thing.

Wisconsin Republican Senator Ron Johnson sent a statement against the formation of the board.

‘The Biden Administration has not proven itself to be a credible arbiter of ‘disinformation.’ Instead, it has taken steps to silence information that is unflattering to this Administration under the guise of ‘disinformation,’ Johnson wrote.

‘For example, unnamed intelligence officials, the media, and social media platforms engaged in a coordinated effort to censor stories about Hunter Biden’s laptop and his questionable financial dealings under the false label of ‘disinformation.’

‘I am concerned DHS’s Disinformation Board will only serve to silence or censor those voices critical of your disastrous policies and serve a political cover for your failure to secure the border,’ the senator concluded.

Mayorkas did not disclose any powers that would be granted to the dystopian-sounding board while addressing lawmakers on Wednesday.

He explained that the board would work to tackle disinformation ahead of the November midterms, particularly in Hispanic communities.

He also said that the board would come under the Biden-era Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships (CP3), meaning it would have no powers to crack down on disinformation and will instead try to combat it by throwing money at what it sees as problems.

The CP3 program provides communities with resources and tools to help prevent individuals from radicalizing to violence. Last year, CP3 awarded about $20 million in grants through its Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention Grant Program. It is unclear how much cash will be spent on the Disinformation Board.

Mayorkas noted that the focus of the new board would be to stop the spread of misinformation in minority communities, including election misinformation ahead of the 2022 midterms. 

He added that it would focus on the latest trend of misinformation allegedly targeting Spanish-speaking voters. No further details on the exact misinformation being deployed against these communities was shared. 

Jankowicz, who revealed she was the head of the department following Mayorkas’ meeting with lawmakers, tweeted: ‘Cat’s out of the bag: here’s what I’ve been up to the past two months, and why I’ve been a bit quiet on here. 

Senator Hawley also pointed on Wednesday to Jankowicz telling NPR last week that she 'shudders to think about' more free speech on social media platforms after Musk made a bid for Twitter

Senator Hawley also pointed on Wednesday to Jankowicz telling NPR last week that she 'shudders to think about' more free speech on social media platforms after Musk made a bid for Twitter

Senator Hawley also pointed on Wednesday to Jankowicz telling NPR last week that she ‘shudders to think about’ more free speech on social media platforms after Musk made a bid for Twitter

Jankowicz is eight months pregnant with her first child, and is an extremely prolific tweeter

Jankowicz is eight months pregnant with her first child, and is an extremely prolific tweeter

Jankowicz is eight months pregnant with her first child, and is an extremely prolific tweeter 

Woke Nina Jankowicz is now head of Biden’s dystopian ‘disinformation board’  

Nina Jankowicz had already made a name for herself before being appointed head of Biden’s Russian disinformation unit.

Jankowicz, 33, is a successful author who is currently eight months pregnant with her first child. She grew up in New Jersey and is dating Michael Stein.

The couple are happily shacked up in a $1 million, three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom property they own in Arlington, Virginia.

Jankowicz, attended Bryn Mawr College and Georgetown University, before embarking on a glittering career in foreign relations.

She managed programs to Russia and Belarus at the National Democratic Institute.

Jankowicz also advised the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry on disinformation and strategic communications

She serves on the Board of Trustees for the Eurasia Foundation and is a global fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center

But the author is best known as a prominent woke voice online.  

The Biden appointee’s latest book, How To Be A Woman Online has just been released, and deals with the topics of internet bullying and trolling.

She has complained about hordes of men tracking down her private Facebook and Instagram accounts after she appears on TV to try to follow her and find out more about her life.

Jankowicz says she prefers strangers to follow her Twitter account, and speculates that many of those who criticize her online are jealous of her ‘verified’ blue check mark and media career. 

She has identified five different types of trolls who target her most, including ‘reply guy’ types who insist on trying to meddle in all aspects of her life, including in how brown she toasts her bread. 

Despite claiming to be a free speech campaigner online, Jankowicz has spoken out against the First Amendment. 

Aligning herself with many online progressives who’ve begun to call for an end to unqualified free speech, Jankowicz recently tweeted: ‘I shudder to think about if free speech absolutists were taking over more platforms, what that would look like for the marginalized communities…which are already shouldering…disproportionate amounts of this abuse.’

She also said the prospect of Elon Musk taking over Twitter made her ‘shudder.’

But Jankowicz – who has a pet dog and a cat – has not joined thousands of other liberals who’ve vowed to quit the platform as a result of Musk’s purchase.  

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‘Honored to be serving in the Biden Administration @DHSgov and helping shape our counter-disinformation efforts.’

She added that ‘a HUGE focus of our work, and indeed, one of the key reasons the Board was established, is to maintain the Dept’s committment (sic) to protecting free speech, privacy, civil rights, & civil liberties.’

The Russia disinformation expert previously called the laptop of President Joe Biden’s son Hunter a ‘Trump campaign product’.

This is causing questions over Jankowicz’s ability to accurately judge disinformation now that several sources have come out confirming the validity of Hunter’s laptop.

Jankowicz also suggested last week that she opposes the The First Amendment because she thinks it is bad for ‘marginalized communities’ and called Elon Musk a ‘free speech absolutist’ because he wants to make Twitter more open to all voices. 

The Department of Homeland Security did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com’s request for comment. 

Jankowicz is a fellow at the Wilson Center where she studies the ‘intersection of democracy and technology in Central and Eastern Europe’. She is also the author of How To Lose the Information War: Russia, Fake News, and the Future of Conflict. 

When stories about Hunter Biden’s laptop started emerging, several outlets, social media sites and left-leaning disinformation experts claimed that it was just misinformation coming from Trump and others on the right.

In an October 2020 report, Jankowicz shared her skepticism of the contents of the laptop and the claims it belonged to Hunter.

‘We should view it as a Trump campaign product,’ she told the New York Daily News at the time.

Twitter repeatedly took down the Hunter Biden laptop story and prevented it from being spread on the platform.

Billionaire Elon Musk, who just purchased Twitter, said that his aim is to make the social media platform a more open ‘digital town square.’

‘Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated,’ Musk wrote in a statement upon the purchase approval.

Jankowicz spoke with NPR last week and questioned Musk’s purchase of the platform and

‘I shudder to think about if free speech absolutists were taking over more platforms, what that would look like for the marginalized communities,’ she said.

She said these groups are ‘already shouldering…disproportionate amounts of this abuse’ and said free speech and lack of censoring on social media would make it worse.

Missouri Republican Senator Josh Hawley tweeted an image of her remarks to NPR with the caption: ‘The Biden Administration’s new anti-speech czar is apparently no fan of the ⁦ @elonmusk⁩ Twitter acquisition.’

‘This is the person Joe Biden just put in charge of policing Americans’ speech. Using the power of the government.’

Jankowicz has advised the Ukrainian government on strategist communications – she also managed democracy assistance programs to Russia and Belarus.

She received her masters in Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, and her bachelors degree from Bryn Mawr College.

Jankowicz's dog

Jankowicz's dog

Jankowicz's cat

Jankowicz's cat

The Biden appointee regularly posts snaps of her pet dog and cat online 

Billionaire Elon Musk bought Twitter this week and says he plans to make it a more free speech orientated platform

Billionaire Elon Musk bought Twitter this week and says he plans to make it a more free speech orientated platform

Billionaire Elon Musk bought Twitter this week and says he plans to make it a more free speech orientated platform

Source: Daily Mail

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