In an enthralling statement, Tulsi Gabbard, former Presidential Candidate and U.S. representative for Hawaii, raised eyebrows with her thoughts on the new ‘Ministry of Truth’ Gabbard claims that our President Joe Biden is “just a front man.”
Gabbard tweeted a video clip from a speech former President Barack Obama gave at Stanford University last week along with the caption:
“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).”
In his speech, Biden called upon the government to take responsibility in aiding giant tech companies to police information more strictly. He also praised the tech companies for the bias policing they have already done.
“Now the good news is that almost all the big tech platforms now acknowledge some responsibility for content on their platforms, and they’re investing in a large team of people to monitor it,” Obama said.
“Given the sheer volume of content, this strategy can feel like a game of Whack-A-Mole…But while content moderation can limit the distribution of clearly dangerous content, it doesn’t go far enough,” added Obama.
Last week, the Biden administration launched a Disinformation Governance Board under the Department of Homeland Security in what it claims is a move to counter Internet disinformation. The Administration’s move came immediately following billionaire Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter. Musk publicly promised it will be turned into a platform that is actually for free speech.
On Wednesday, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said during a testimony before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, “The goal is to bring the resources of (DHS) together to address this threat,” with an emphasis on combating disinformation before the 2022 midterms.