Disinformation The board only stopped because people found out, Congress needs to make sure nothing like it ever exists

On Wednesday’s broadcast of Fox News Channel’s “America Reports,” Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) welcomed pausing plans for the Department of Homeland Security’s Disinformation Governance Board, but noted the pause is not permanent and argued that the board “only stopped because the American people found out” and Congress should pass legislation “to ensure that this and nothing like it can be created again in the future.”

Cotton stated, “I’m glad to hear that this Orwellian Ministry of Truth is at least on hiatus for the time being, but I think it’s important to realize that it’s only on hiatus because the American people found out. The government has nothing to do with arbitrating disputes related to political campaigns or public debates. If you don’t like someone else’s speech, the solution is more speech. It’s not using the Department of Homeland Security, for God’s sake, to try to censor or label someone’s arguments in the public sphere. I think Democrats often believe that disinformation and misinformation are just facts that give Joe Biden and the Democratic Party a bad image. So, again, it’s good that they finally came to their senses and stopped this board, but Congress must act in the coming weeks to ensure it can never be created again in the future.”

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