Tulsi Gabbard suggests Obama behind ‘Ministry of Fact,’ says Biden simply ‘entrance man’

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Former Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard recommended that former President Barack Obama is behind the trouble to ascertain a Disinformation Governance Board, which she likened to George Orwell’s famed “Ministry of Truth.”

“Biden is just a front man,” Gabbard stated on Twitter Sunday. “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).”

Tulsi Gabbard

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Gabbard, a Democrat, was referencing Obama’s speech at Stanford College final week, the place he argued tech corporations have a tough time moderating content material on their very own and referred to as for extra oversight.

“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 large team of people to monitor it,” Obama stated in the course of the speech. “Given the sheer volume of content, this strategy can feel like a game of Whac-A-Mole.”

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Obama stated he believes staff on the corporations “are sincere” in making an attempt to average violent content material and hate speech, however argued extra must be executed to assist the businesses restrict such posts.

 Former President Barack Obama

 Former President Barack Obama
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“But while content moderation can limit the distribution of clearly dangerous content, it doesn’t go far enough,” Obama stated.

Obama’s feedback come after the Biden administration created a Disinformation Governance Board to be run by the Division of Homeland Safety, with the objective of combating on-line disinformation.

“The goal is to bring the resources of (DHS) together to address this threat,” stated Homeland Safety Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas earlier than the Home Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Safety Wednesday.

DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas

DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas
(AP Picture/Jose Luis Magana)

 

Mayorkas added that the board can be closely centered on limiting the unfold of disinformation forward of the 2022 midterm elections, however critics have raised considerations over the free speech implications of the board.

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“The Federal Government has no business creating a Ministry of Truth,” Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., stated final week, utilizing the identical nickname for the board as Gabbard. “The Department of Homeland Security’s ‘Disinformation Board’ is unconstitutional and unamerican, and I’ll be introducing a bill to defund it.”

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