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Biden’s ex-disinfo czar registers as foreign agent

RT | November 28, 2022

The former disinformation czar for President Joe Biden’s administration has apparently landed on her feet after resigning amid controversy earlier this year. She has registered as a foreign agent representing a UK activist group that advocates for censorship of speech it finds objectionable.

Nina Jankowicz filed her registration paperwork with the US Department of Justice earlier this month, identifying herself as a representative for the London-based Centre for Information Resilience (CIR). Her work with CIR will include serving as an ambassador for the group with US policymakers, media outlets and technology companies.

Jankowicz resigned as the director of the newly created US Disinformation Governance Board last May, after the administration “paused” the initiative amid public outcry that it might operate as an Orwellian “Ministry of Truth.” She had contributed to such fears by calling for blue-check Twitter users like her to police commentary on the social media platform by editing tweets that they considered false or misleading.

Jankowicz had also been criticized for being a purveyor of false information herself. For instance, she called the New York Post’s October 2020 scoop on Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop a “Trump campaign product” and warned that militant supporters of then-president Donald Trump would show up at the polls to intimidate voters. She called for Big Tech platforms to censor allegations that Covid-19 leaked from a Chinese lab and claimed that online mockery of Vice President Kamala Harris was a threat to national security and democracy.

CIR, which is funded partly by the UK government, bills itself as an independent “social enterprise” that counters disinformation, exposes human rights abuses and combats online behavior it deems harmful to women and non-white people. Its advisers include former CIA analyst Cindy Otis and former Estonian president Toomas Hendrik Ilves, who led his country’s accession to NATO.

Much of the group’s commentary is anti-Russia, especially as it relates to the Ukraine conflict. For instance, it accused Russian forces of committing various war crimes and claimed that Moscow illegally deported Ukrainian civilians to Russia. Last year, CIR claimed to have discovered a coordinated network of social media accounts that posted Chinese Communist Party propaganda.

CIR co-founder Ross Burley, a former British Foreign Office operative, has publicly called for social media platforms to ban certain independent journalists and outlets, such as the Grayzone, which he called a “Russian propaganda outfit.”

November 28, 2022 - Posted by | Civil Liberties, Full Spectrum Dominance | ,

4 Comments »

  1. The entire American system is loaded with foreign agents, unregistered. Dual citizens are foreign agents. None of these should be holding any type of pubic servant position.

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    Comment by raggs12 | November 28, 2022 | Reply

  2. Thank you for this investigative report and to RT for finding it. The #Public# need their own ‘intelligence service’. You are providing it.

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by jbthring | November 30, 2022 | Reply

    • I read RT often. Even if its only half truth it beats being flat out lied to.

      Like

      Comment by raggs12 | November 30, 2022 | Reply

  3. America is being transformed into a Constitution-free zone.

    We are witnessing the gradual dismantling of every constitutional principle that serves as a bulwark against government tyranny, overreach and abuse. Set against a backdrop of AI surveillance, militarized police, SWAT team raids, asset forfeiture, eminent domain, overcriminalization, and a general disregard for the rights of the citizenry, our freedoms continue to be steadily chipped away at, undermined, eroded, whittled down, and generally discarded by Congress, the White House and the courts.

    In this way, the American people are swiftly becoming the new, permanent underclass: treated as criminals, found guilty of violating the police state’s abundance of laws, and preemptively stripped of basic due process rights.

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    Comment by raggs12 | November 30, 2022 | Reply


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