Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Sunday pledged the White House’s new Disinformation Governance Board will not be used to monitor American citizens, despite mounting Republican concerns that it will be a tool for censorship and surveillance.
Conservatives have been voicing their opposition to the disinformation board since the Biden administration announced its creation last week.
Prominent Republicans like Florida Governor Ron DeSantis have compared it to the ‘Ministry of Truth’ in George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984, claiming it’s being done to silence right-wing voices.
‘It’s clear I mean, those criticisms are precisely the opposite of what this small working group within the Department of Homeland Security will do,’ Mayorkas said on CNN’s State of the Union.
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