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DHS is creating 'Disinformation Governance Board'


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Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testified Wednesday that the Department of Homeland Security is creating a "Disinformation Governance Board" to combat misinformation ahead of the 2022 midterms. 

Mayorkas appeared before the House Appropriations Subcommittee to discuss the fiscal 2023 budget for the Department of Homeland Security. 

Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Ill., cited reports on how minority communities are being targeted in misinformation campaigns and asked Mayorkas what DHS will do to address it.  

Mayorkas said a "Disinformation Governance Board" had recently been created and will be led by Undersecretary for Policy Rob Silvers co-chair with principal deputy general counsel Jennifer Gaskill.

"The goal is to bring the resources of (DHS) together to address this threat," Mayorkas said, adding that the department is focused on the spread of disinformation in minority communities 

Fox News has reached out to DHS seeking more information on the "Disinformation Governance Board." 

Hours later, Politico reported that Nina Jankowicz, who previously served as a disinformation fellow at the Wilson Center, will head the board as executive director. 

 

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Funny how the timing coincides with Elon Musk's purchase of Twitter eh?

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16 minutes ago, OverSword said:

Funny how the timing coincides with Elon Musk's purchase of Twitter eh?

Yep and it's probably a given that Congress will visit Section 230 before long.

The party line must be maintained.

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I hope Twitter bans them. lol 

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MiniTru is double plus good. 

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I mean, do we want russian troll farms spreading bull**** on our sites to cause chaos? 

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3 minutes ago, Autochthon1990 said:

I mean, do we want russian troll farms spreading bull**** on our sites to cause chaos? 

I suppose it would be more preferable for the U.S. Government to violate your 1st amendment rights and most assuredly your 4th Amendment rights.

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1 hour ago, Buzz_Light_Year said:

I suppose it would be more preferable for the U.S. Government to violate your 1st amendment rights and most assuredly your 4th Amendment rights.

If memory serves, foreign nationals trying to stir up chaos isn't protected by the first amendment...More falls under the espionage aegis. 

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13 minutes ago, Autochthon1990 said:

If memory serves, foreign nationals trying to stir up chaos isn't protected by the first amendment...More falls under the espionage aegis. 

Do you really think this is about foreign nationals? Really?

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1 minute ago, Buzz_Light_Year said:

Do you really think this is about foreign nationals? Really?

Well given that Russian troll farms made a total shitshow out of the 2016 election...yes. 

We do need private enterprise to take fact checking a /lot/ more seriously, though. If you're going to make a claim, you need to be able to back it up or it's gonna get 86ed because elections are /important/ and we can't have lies gunking up the works. If you can't verify the fact you're posting, and the checkers can't either, sorry but it's gotta go before some idiot buys it. 

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On 4/27/2022 at 5:52 PM, Buzz_Light_Year said:
On 4/27/2022 at 5:36 PM, OverSword said:

 

"Ministry of Truth"

When a group of people don’t care if they’re being lied to, the “truth” doesn’t matter.

You don’t defeat a cult mindset by telling a “truth,” they don’t want to hear.

Donald Trump is no different than Jim Jones, or David Koresh, or Marshall Applewhite, except that instead of leading tens, or hundreds to their graves, Donald Trump led hundreds of thousands.

I have a relative who weighs around 400 lbs., and who is unvaccinated against Covid-19, because of Donald Trump’s faction of the Republican Party. This person is the primary caregiver of an 80+ year old, who has been bedridden for years, and who is also unvaccinated, as a direct result of Donald Trump’s initial disinformation campaign, and who would likely have tried bleach injections or UV light therapy if available locally.

There is no security or homeland when the President of the United States is allowed to lead a mob to the Capitol to stop Congress and the Vice President from certifying an election.

The plague was sent as a wake-up call, but the deceived didn’t wake up from their delusion, because the delusion itself, was also sent.

Google the following unique phrase in quotation marks: 

“where the word security is meaningless”

Does the Office of Homeland Security have the power to stop a plague and a powerful delusion, sent to destroy the very thing they vow to protect ?

Not, sadly, when both come from the same Source.

A secular institution understands neither the Source, the manner, or mechanism of power behind such plagues.

Despite this, they were offered a simple proposal to stop selling arms to the nations. If that truth fell on deaf ears, how can their disinformation ever disinfect the minds of the deluded?

I tell you … it will not.

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2 hours ago, Autochthon1990 said:

Well given that Russian troll farms made a total shitshow out of the 2016 election...yes. 

I always ask... How many people were affected, and by whom? Was it thousands of trolls flipping millions of votes? Whats the evidence?

I'm not saying there wasn't any Russian hackers, but the MAJORITY if things the Democrats complained of wasn't hacking, it was Phishing. Idiot porn addicts got themselves hooked, reeled in and their info stolen.

Facebook and Twitter? Really? How many affected? How many votes changed?

Point being you're pointing yelling fire, but we're not even sure which direction the smokes blowing in from. 

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We do need private enterprise to take fact checking a /lot/ more seriously, though. If you're going to make a claim, you need to be able to back it up or it's gonna get 86ed because elections are /important/ and we can't have lies gunking up the works. If you can't verify the fact you're posting, and the checkers can't either, sorry but it's gotta go before some idiot buys it.

The problem with 1st Ammendment and fact checking is that what is "true" is often subjective. Or subject to interpretation. 

A fact checker could post only things Trump did that saved money and then say Trump saved the most money of any President. Neglecting the follow on between 2017 and 2020. 

Fact checkers can, by excluding otherwise relevant information, say pretty much anything, and its still true.

There does not, unfortunately, seem any way to make people tell the whole truth.

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31 minutes ago, DieChecker said:

I always ask... How many people were affected, and by whom? Was it thousands of trolls flipping millions of votes? Whats the evidence?

I'm not saying there wasn't any Russian hackers, but the MAJORITY if things the Democrats complained of wasn't hacking, it was Phishing. Idiot porn addicts got themselves hooked, reeled in and their info stolen.

Facebook and Twitter? Really? How many affected? How many votes changed?

Point being you're pointing yelling fire, but we're not even sure which direction the smokes blowing in from. 

The problem with 1st Ammendment and fact checking is that what is "true" is often subjective. Or subject to interpretation. 

A fact checker could post only things Trump did that saved money and then say Trump saved the most money of any President. Neglecting the follow on between 2017 and 2020. 

Fact checkers can, by excluding otherwise relevant information, say pretty much anything, and its still true.

There does not, unfortunately, seem any way to make people tell the whole truth.

First amendment doesn't apply to private entities, it's only 'Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances'. None of that has anything to do with private entities. And you can combat misinformation without censoring anybody, but I do feel that private industries have a responsibility to keep blatantly false conspiracy theories out of the public eye, if you want that...well there was a guy back in Salem when I was a teenager in a camper van covered in anti obama slogans, just follow him around, you'll get your fill and he'll probably sell you some narcotics to boot. 

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So would this apply to media outlets?   CNN wouldn't be able to report anything until it was backed up with facts.   That would have killed their Sandmann confronts native american story.

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8 minutes ago, Myles said:

So would this apply to media outlets?   CNN wouldn't be able to report anything until it was backed up with facts.   That would have killed their Sandmann confronts native american story.

They had photo evidence, fam. And you'll have to forgive me if I don't weep for some punk in a red hat who is too young and stupid to know the sort of fire he's playing with by supporting the ultra-far-right. Seeing that made me wonder if he slept through 8th grade history...

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3 minutes ago, Autochthon1990 said:

They had photo evidence, fam. 

Cost them 250 million for that photo evidence that was used to falsify a narrative that wasn't true to the story.

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2 minutes ago, Buzz_Light_Year said:

Cost them 250 million for that photo evidence that was used to falsify a narrative that wasn't true to the story.

See, this is what bugs me about you lot, CNN gets it wrong one time, and you freak out. Meanwhile Fox and your god-king is constantly ****ing up the truth and you don't even care. I don't know what it is about republicans and doublethink, but it leads to dark places like Qanon. 

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4 minutes ago, Autochthon1990 said:

See, this is what bugs me about you lot, CNN gets it wrong one time, and you freak out. Meanwhile Fox and your god-king is constantly ****ing up the truth and you don't even care. I don't know what it is about republicans and doublethink, but it leads to dark places

A dark tunnel, with light on the other side …..

The stage is now set for what has been equated to the birth pains of a pregnancy, by Someone Who should know.

The Truth will be forced into existence, literally, and then the darkness ends.

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2 hours ago, Autochthon1990 said:

See, this is what bugs me about you lot, CNN gets it wrong one time, and you freak out. Meanwhile Fox and your god-king is constantly ****ing up the truth and you don't even care. I don't know what it is about republicans and doublethink, but it leads to dark places like Qanon. 

1 time?   Ha ha, keep living in your cave.

 

I do agree that all media outlets get stories wrong from time to time.   My question still needs answered.  Will this apply to all media outlets.

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2 hours ago, Autochthon1990 said:

They had photo evidence, fam. And you'll have to forgive me if I don't weep for some punk in a red hat who is too young and stupid to know the sort of fire he's playing with by supporting the ultra-far-right. Seeing that made me wonder if he slept through 8th grade history...

But you love a con man criminal native American on the far left.

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2 hours ago, Autochthon1990 said:

CNN gets it wrong one time

Funniest crap I've read in a long, long, long time.

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13 minutes ago, Myles said:

1 time?   Ha ha, keep living in your cave.

 

I do agree that all media outlets get stories wrong from time to time.   My question still needs answered.  Will this apply to all media outlets.

Go ahead see who gets fact checked more, and you'll see that your side has gone off the post-truth deep end. And it should, but based on...well observable reality, one side is gonna get hit with it a lot more and then get a bunch of the usual suspects, like that chick who thinks jewish space lasers are a thing or that floridan pedophile to say that proves they're biased instead of...yknow, the right wing is constantly lying their asses off. 

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5 hours ago, Autochthon1990 said:

but I do feel that private industries have a responsibility to keep blatantly false conspiracy theories out of the public eye

So should saru delete all bigfoot threads?  Alien abduction threads?  Ghost threads?  the entire conspiracy section of this website?  Verboten?  No.  You don't have to believe or read anything you don't want to and it is certainly not the place of a private company to be required to protect you from anything legal.

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5 hours ago, Autochthon1990 said:

They had photo evidence, fam. And you'll have to forgive me if I don't weep for some punk in a red hat who is too young and stupid to know the sort of fire he's playing with by supporting the ultra-far-right. Seeing that made me wonder if he slept through 8th grade history...

OMG you are ridiculous.  

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