No constitutional exception for 'disinformation'

No constitutional exception for 'disinformation'

No constitutional exception for 'disinformation'

A bestselling author and expert on terrorism says the Biden administration's new "Ministry of Truth" must be stopped if America is to continue as a free society.

Republicans and others who believe that the creation of a Disinformation Governance Board within the Department of Homeland Security, headed by extreme leftist Nina Jankowicz, is flagrantly unconstitutional have already begun to push back.

Spencer, Robert (Jihad Watch) Spencer

"It's unconstitutional because the First Amendment protects what is called disinformation," asserts Robert Spencer, director of Jihad Watch. "It's not that the First Amendment has some rule that says what you say has to be readily verifiable as true in the opinion of the political elites or else you can't say it; there is no such exception."

He uses the information about Hunter Biden's laptop, which "turned out to be absolutely true," as an example of how the political elites label what they do not like as "disinformation." Spencer also suggests the Disinformation Governance Board would essentially make it impossible to dissent from the establishment line in the United States, effectively endangering free speech.

"This is completely against the American spirit, completely against the American Constitution," he contends. "This is probably the biggest fight we face right now if America's going to continue as a free society. This Disinformation Governance Board -- whatever they say about what it's going to do has to be stopped, because there's just no warrant for the government to involve itself in anything that it calls disinformation at all."

Representatives Mike Johnson (R-Louisiana) and Lauren Boebert (R-Colorado) have introduced bills to dissolve and dismantle the Board. Spencer hopes that the pushback will continue and become so formidable that the Biden administration will abandon the project altogether.