(FreedomBeacon.com)- Over the weekend, former Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard blasted the Department of Homeland Security’s Disinformation Governance Board and intimated that former President Barack Obama was behind its creation.
Gabbard shared on Twitter a video clip from a recent speech on “disinformation” Barack Obama delivered at Stanford University. In the clip, Obama argues that while big tech platforms have taken steps to monitor and moderate content, they aren’t going far enough to “limit the distribution of clearly dangerous content.”
In her tweet, Gabbard argues that President Joe Biden “is just a front man.” She notes that DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas’ announcement of the new “Ministry of Truth” came just six days after Obama claimed the big tech doesn’t go far enough.
Biden is just a front man. Obama, April 21: social media censors “don’t go far enough,” so the government needs to step in to do the job. Six days later, Homeland Security rolls out the 'Ministry of Truth' (aka Disinformation Governance Board). pic.twitter.com/CHOD4mbE0B
— Tulsi Gabbard 🌺 (@TulsiGabbard) May 1, 2022
It’s hard not to question the timing of this.
Obama delivers a speech about disinformation and less than a week later the Secretary of Homeland Security announces the establishment of a Disinformation Governance Board? No. That isn’t a coincidence. It’s a coordinated campaign.
This week, Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton introduced legislation to defund the so-called Ministry of Truth. The bill is co-sponsored by Sens. Todd Young, John Boozman, Ted Cruz, Rick Scott, Jim Risch, Roger Marshall, Mike Crapo, Mike Lee, Thom Tillis, Cindy Hyde-Smith, Marsha Blackburn, Joni Ernst, Cynthia Lummis, Marco Rubio, Mike Braun, John Kennedy, James Lankford, and Kevin Cramer.
The legislation stipulates that no Federal funds can be used to “establish or support the activities” of Biden’s Ministry of Truth or any “similar entity established” by DHS.
Senator Cotton described the Disinformation Governance Board as “unconstitutional and unAmerican.”