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NYT ‘Puff Piece’ On Fired Misinfo Czar Omits Mention Of Her Spreading Misinformation

[Screenshot Twitter Nina Jankowicz]

Sarah Weaver Staff Writer
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A New York Times article published Wednesday discussing the end of the Department of Homeland Security’s Disinformation Governance Board omitted mention of the misinformation peddled by the board’s leader, Nina Jankowicz.

“Ms. Jankowicz became a focus of the furor, targeted online by false or misleading information about her role in what critics denounced as a Ministry of Truth,” the NYT reported.

But the article fails to mention any case in which Jankowicz herself, who served as executive director of the board, promoted false information.


Jankowicz attempted to discredit the Hunter Biden laptop story in 2020, calling it a “Trump campaign product.” The veracity of the laptop was confirmed by the Daily Caller News Foundation, and, a year and a half later, by The Washington Post.

She tweeted about the 50 former national security officials and 5 former CIA heads who signed a letter claiming the laptop was a Russian operation during the second presidential debate in 2020.

Jankowicz claimed the debunked Steele dossier was funded by Republicans, according to a tweet she posted in 2017. (RELATED: ‘These Are Not Bright People’: Bill Maher Rips Nina Jankowicz, ‘Disinfo Governance Board’)

She dismissed parents’ concerns about critical race theory as an issue Republicans promote because they are “engaged in disinformation for profit, frankly.”

The NYT article claims it was Jankowicz herself who was a target of “misinformation.”

“Ms. Jankowicz’s prominence in the discussion of Russia’s actions made her a particular target for the Republicans,” the article reads.

“The right recognizes it is a way to whip up people in a furor,” Jankowicz said, according to the NYT.