Former Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is criticizing President Joe Biden for his decision to implement a Disinformation Governance Board, making a direct connection between it and recent comments made by former President Barack Obama.
Gabbard noted in a tweet early Sunday morning that on April 21, Obama called for increased oversight of misinformation across Big Tech media platforms while speaking at the Stanford Cyber Policy Center.
“Biden is just a front man,” Gabbard tweeted, along with video of Obama speaking. “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)."
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
Gabbard has been outspoken about her disapproval of the board, joining others in calling it a “Ministry of Truth,” a reference to George Orwell’s dystopian novel, 1984. The former congresswoman appeared on Fox News’s Hannity last week to blast Biden for the move, comparing him to a dictator.
“This is the kind of thing that you see in dictatorships, this Ministry of Truth, this Department of Propaganda that the Biden administration has just stood up,” Gabbard said. “The reason why you see this in dictatorships is because they’re afraid of us. They are afraid of the people. They’re afraid that we might actually think for ourselves.”
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Gabbard also pointed out that the board will use taxpayer dollars to “work through the mainstream media and flood the airwaves with whatever their propaganda narrative is that they are pushing at any given time and try to drown out anyone with alternate views.”
The former congresswoman reminded viewers that the idea is not new. Rather, the Biden administration is simply formalizing a previous agenda to “silence dissenting voices with intimidation.”
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The hysterical reaction by those in power & their MSM mouthpieces to all Americans being allowed to exercise our free speech exposes their tyrannical tendencies, as does their creation of a “Ministry of Truth.” All freedom-loving Americans—Dem/Rep/Ind—need to reject such tyrants— Tulsi Gabbard 🌺 (@TulsiGabbard) April 30, 2022
The Democrat, who has not been afraid to break party line, told her followers, “All freedom-loving Americans — Dem/Rep/Ind — need to reject such tyrants.”