According to federal documents, Nina Jankowicz, the would-be "disinformation czar" who was fired from the Department of Homeland Security after public scrutiny, has now formally registered as a foreign agent.
Nina Jankowicz, who sang Mary Poppins on TikTok and was going to be in charge of monitoring disinformation and censoring US citizens, has now registered as a foreign agent. https://t.co/41oPunyjVT pic.twitter.com/h8aDgn4GJV
— Maxwell Meyer (@mualphaxi) November 23, 2022
When the Biden administration attempted to restrict different viewpoints, Jankowicz, who served as executive director of the Department of Homeland Security's Disinformation Governance Board, was at the heart of controversy.
She also suggested that the British Parliament establish guidelines for online speech, warning that the British government may discover methods to censor offensive material while disregarding “freedom of expression and fairy dust.”
As a method of expressing her left-leaning political views, Jankowicz's excitement for musical theatre earned her notoriety as well. In a sing-song TikTok post, she also referred to herself as the "Mary Poppins of disinformation."
But Jankowicz was also a source of misleading information; before to the 2016 election, she helped disseminate the infamous "Alfa Bank hoax," which falsely claimed that Donald Trump, who was the candidate at the time, had connections to a Russian bank.
On behalf of the Centre for Information Resilience, a British group dedicated to battling internet misinformation, she has officially registered as a foreign representative under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).
We are delighted to announce disinformation expert Nina Jankowicz (@wiczipedia) has joined CIR.
Nina will help lead our efforts in countering hostile state efforts to distort the information space.
She'll also be launching the Hypatia Project👇https://t.co/420yUrqgsl
— Centre for Information Resilience (@Cen4infoRes) September 23, 2022
The organization was just formed in 2020, and a critic of it publicly questioned if it was “a British government cutout, conducting info-war operations at arm’s length from the state.” because of its emphasis on censorship.
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