It was announced that President Biden recently created a Disinformation Governance Board to combat online disinformation. According to Fox News, in testimony Wednesday, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said that “The goal is to bring the resources of (DHS) together to address this threat,” adding that the department is focused on the spread of disinformation in minority communities.
This announcement, coming only days after Musk’s purchase of twitter, is truly astounding, not that the Biden administration would seek to create such a board, but that we live in a time where such a board could even be considered much less formed. Does anyone remember when Al Gore and his wife Tippy unsuccessfully tried to force the music industry to self-censor in the mid 80s? The merits of side or the other is not to be taken up here. The point is that where once Americans were unable to entertain any form of censorship, today some of those same musicians are calling for the censoring of others as if