Records show that Nina Jankowicz registered this month as a foreign agent. Jankowicz oversaw the now-defunct Department of Homeland Security’s Disinformation Governance Board. According to its website, she is now working for the Centre for Information Resilience, a non-profit based in the United Kingdom focused on “countering disinformation, exposing human rights abuses, and combating online behavior harmful to women and minorities,” registration documents dated November 18 show.
She “supervises research, executes business strategy, oversees the establishment of CIR’s research, communicates with the media, and briefs individuals and officials on CIR’s research,” Jankowicz wrote in the documents, reported the Washington Examiner.
Along with the launch of the Hypatia Project, which aims to combat “gendered abuse and discrimination,” Jankowicz began her work with CIR in September of this year. In April, when DHS launched the controversial disinformation board, Jankowicz was appointed to serve as its first executive director. But the board was put on pause within weeks, and Jankowicz tendered her resignation amid mounting public pressure.
Embarrassing details have surfaced from the disinformation expert’s past after critics started digging, such as clips of music she performed with her ‘Harry Potter’ themed band and tweets in which she herself spread misinformation. Jankowicz dismissed criticisms about the board becoming a Ministry of Truth in the vein of 1984 that would determine what was and was not true, even after her resignation.
There was also an argument by Jankowicz that the board itself had become a victim of disinformation. The DHS did not share her belief in the need for the governance board but instead opted to shutter the panel over the summer after an advisory council suggested doing so.
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