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Nina Jankowicz says verified Twitter users should ‘edit’ others’ tweets

The “disinformation expert” tapped by President Biden to head a new US agency division, which critics have compared to an Orwellian “Ministry of Truth”, says “verified” Twitter users can edit tweets from other users. Should be able to if they think they are deceptive.

Nina Jankowicz – whose appointment as director of the new Disinformation Governance Board at the Department of Homeland Security has raised concerns about government censorship – recently told participants in a Zoom chat that she was “verified” by Twitter before adding that ” There are too many “people who shouldn’t be verified, who aren’t legitimate” because “they’re not trustworthy.”

She then adds: “Verified people can essentially start ‘editing’ Twitter [in] They can add context to some tweets, just like Wikipedia.”

Jankowicz then made a hypothetical proposal.

“If the President [Donald] Trump was still on Twitter and tweeted a claim about voter fraud, someone could add a reference to one of the 60 lawsuits that went through the courtroom or something that an election official said…a Tweet,” she said.

Twitter’s verification feature, in which verified users receive a “blue check” next to their Twitter handle, was introduced more than a decade ago as a means of indicating that an account holder is “authentic, remarkable and active”. It aims to help users identify celebrities and public figures, while distinguishing them from fraudulent or parody accounts.

It’s unclear when the Zoom conversation – the video of which was posted on Twitter post millennialA Canada-based news outlet – Hua.

The Disinformation Governance Board – which was compared to an Orwellian “ministry of truth” by Republicans and some left-wing and liberal critics – was announced last month by billionaire Elon Musk to buy Twitter to implement pro-free speech and anti- Soon after the deal was reached. Censorship Reform.

Republicans have described the idea of ​​a government agency dedicated to “disinformation” as “un-American”.
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Jankowicz’s own misleading comments about freedom of speech and propaganda have come to the fore since he was tapped to head a controversial new body within DHS.

She posted tweets promoting the claim that Trump had ties to a Kremlin-linked bank. Trump was accused of colluding with Russia in 2016 during his campaign against Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

On November 1, 2016, Jankowicz tweeted about the alleged link, a day after the connection was discovered in a piece on the left-wing website Slate. His post was initially exposed by the Washington Examiner. I

Jankowicz has posted tweets promoting baseless claims of Donald Trump's alleged ties with the Kremlin.
Jankowicz has posted tweets promoting baseless claims of Donald Trump’s alleged ties with the Kremlin.
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The allegations of Trump’s ties with Russia raised by Clinton’s campaign are now the subject of investigation by John Durham, the special counsel who was appointed by previous Attorney General Bill Barr.

Jankowicz also cast doubt on The Post’s reporting on documents from Hunter Biden’s laptop. The New York Times and The Washington Post recently acknowledged their delayed verification of emails from Cash.

House Republicans want to dissolve the Disinformation Governance Board in what they call “an un-American abuse of power.”

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