Pausing the Disinformation Governance Board won’t prohibit CISA’s ongoing disinformation activities

May 18, 2022, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement in response to the Department of Homeland Security’s announcement it is pausing the Disinformation Governance Board:

“Today’s Department of Homeland Security decision to pause the Disinformation Governance Board is a small but somewhat meaningless step. The law that authorized the creation of CISA in 2018 allowed for disinformation communications to be relayed to private sector social media companies. Now, with this announcement, Congress needs to focus its efforts related to censorship at DHS entirely by eliminating or defunding the language allowing communications to be issued to private sector social media companies and other interactive computer services. Failure to rip the authorizing law out by the roots that allows the censorship in violation of the First Amendment in the first place will make today’s announcement a Pyrrhic victory at best.”


“DHS’ Mayorkas tells Sen. Rand Paul that the Disinformation Governance Board is ‘not the truth police’, but his own website says DHS ‘rout[es] disinformation concerns to… social media’” By Robert Romano, May 5, 2022 at

“The Truth Police,” Americans for Limited Government, May 12, 2022 at

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