NEW – DHS chief "was not aware" about "quite precocious" TikTok videos posted by the new US "disinformation" czar.pic.twitter.com/hX2Dpj1FCi
— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) May 4, 2022
The censorious lo Latine lo Cubane DHS chief Alexander Mayorkas was questioned at a Senate hearing on Wednesday by Republican Senator John Kennedy as to whether he was aware of the TikTok videos posted by the new “Disinformation Governance Board” chief Nina Jankowicz.
Kennedy described the videos as “really quite precocious,” a deadpan reference to the Mary Poppins parody song Jankowicz uploaded herself singing.
— Nina Jankowicz 🇺🇦🇺🇸 (@wiczipedia) February 17, 2021
I have no idea how many people would have gotten that joke – probably not very many. I have a newfound respect for Kennedy. Not that I was necessarily totally against him before (at least in comparison to the rest of these rats).
Lo Latine lo Cubane Mayorkas responded that he was not aware of these TikTok videos. That may or may not be true of him personally, but his organization must have known about them. Virtually all businesses do social media background checks now, and the feds do an FBI background check that includes a massive cache of public and private personal information.
But even if Mayorkas was not aware of these videos, if he was aware of Jankowicz at all, he would definitely be aware that her entire career has been devoted to pushing censorship, both via private companies and via government thought controls. The TikTok videos are the worst example of this heinous agenda, making the whole thing appear to be a parody of itself.
PS you better bet I made a TikTok about this 💁🏻♀️ pic.twitter.com/PihnDCKJUx
— Nina Jankowicz 🇺🇦🇺🇸 (@wiczipedia) January 25, 2021
But she has written an entire book claiming that the internet is a “toxic environment for women” and demanding the whole thing be censored in order to protect the feelings of women. She says that “women” – whatever the hell that is, amirite? – can’t simply ignore mean things that people say to them because women are emotionally unstable, and therefore they need censors to protect them from people saying mean things.
"Institutions can be a 'reality check' for societies, curbing disinformation and countering hate speech and online harassment, including of woman and girls"
Nina Jankowicz's book "How to Be A Woman Online" book is conspicuously in line with this theme. pic.twitter.com/NDmSVVw8ez
— Trevor Sutcliffe (@TrevorSutcliffe) May 4, 2022
Moreover, she’s gone far beyond “protection from mean things” – the whole “safety from harassment” thing – and gone into saying that people who use coded language to bypass censors must be hunted down and prevented from making jokes about protected groups in code between themselves. She calls this “malign creativity.”
Using coded language so you can talk with a private group of the initiated without being censored is literally the diametric opposite of harassment, and proves that she is not simply concerned about “online safety” for the feelings of emotionally unstable people, but with silencing the ability of anyone who disagrees with the government to be able to communicate at all.
What is the Point of This?
No one is explaining what the point of this “board” is. That is the real question here. What the hell are we even talking about?
The DHS already had the ability to spy on people and investigate them based on the theory they could be plotting violence. Every law enforcement agency has that ability. So what is this new group to fight “disinformation” if not a censorship organization?
No matter how many times lo Latine lo Cubane Mayorkas says it isn’t about government censorship, he will not explain what it is about. He is just lying to prevent this from being shut down.
Of course, no one is going to shut it down anyway. Kennedy and others will complain about it for public points, but they won’t shut it down. The right never shuts anything down.