Jeff Bezos has some interesting direction for Biden’s new Disinformation Governance Board. The executive chairman of Amazon believes that the new board should actually focus on a tweet that came from President Biden himself. In making this suggestion, Bezos said that the newly created board might need to consider forming a new Non-Sequitur Board instead.
President Biden posted this message on his personal Twitter account: “You want to bring down inflation? Let’s make sure the wealthiest corporations pay their fair share.” Bezos responded by tweeting, “Raising [corporate] taxes is fine to discuss. Taming inflation is critical to discuss. Mushing them together is just misdirection.”
The Biden administration created the Disinformation Governance Board through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. They have the clear goal of protecting the freedom of speech, civil rights, civil liberties, and privacy of the American people.
“The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is charged with safeguarding the United States against threats to its security, including threats exacerbated by disinformation,” Homeland Security wrote in a statement released this month.
The statement went on the discuss the disinformation that threatens the security of American citizens that is coming from foreign nations like Russia, China, and Iran. It also focused on sources like transnational criminal organizations and human smuggling organizations.
It’s hard to imagine anyone taking President Biden’s advice on inflation. Since he sat down in the Oval Office, inflation has surged to 8.3%, which is near a 40-year high. It is a struggle for people to afford basic necessities like food and gasoline.
There has been a fair share of criticism about Biden’s Disinformation Governance Board. The director of the board, Nina Jankowicz, is what some have called a “partisan hack,” who has floated the idea that Twitter users should be able to “edit” tweets from others on the social media platform.
An issue that makes the establishment of this new board seem hypocritical is how the Biden administration tried to spin the cause of inflation as the war in Ukraine. The truth is that inflation and gas prices were rising fast before Russia’s invasion.
The Labor Department just released a report that indicated the consumer price index increased 0.3 percent in April. That is an 8.3 percent gain from one year ago. The food index increased 9.4 percent from last year, which is the biggest 12-month increase since 1981. And the energy index surged 30.3 percent from a year ago. Adding to all this, there were big increases in the cost of airline tickets, hotel rooms, new cars, and rental cars.
Republican leaders like Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley and House leader Kevin McCarthy have spoken out against the Biden administration for their “Orwellian” and “un-American” move. They said that the president’s team want to control the information that the American public can access.
McCarthy stated, “Do they not trust Americans enough that they want to control that much of our lives? We watched it time and again. Why would they want to control the information? Because they don’t want you to know the truth.”
Later, the House GOP leader said that Biden’s team wants to distract the public from record-high inflation and the facts involved in the COVID-19 pandemic. He called the director, Nina Jankowicz, a “dystopian Ministry of Truth,” referencing the Novel by Orwell. He said that Jankowicz actively promoted false information during Trump’s presidency.
Lauren Boebert, a representative from Colorado, stated, “Make no mistake, free speech is under attack here in America.”
Then, the question is, will what Jeff Bezos suggested ever happen? Will Biden’s new board investigate the information coming from Biden?