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.
NYT puff piece on Jankowicz (by ‘misinfo’ & DHS reporters w/ photo & quotes from former Disinfo Governance Board director) claims she was “targeted online by false or misleading info” but doesn’t note even one of many instances of her spreading falsehoods https://t.co/Jtjk2TZc9p pic.twitter.com/cPnhK2T7aB
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) July 6, 2022
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.”
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.
Trump says “Russia, Russia, Russia.”
— Nina Jankowicz 🇺🇦🇺🇸 (@wiczipedia) October 23, 2020
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.