Peter Doocy Tangles With Karine Jean-Pierre Over Disinformation Board

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Peter doocy. A national treasure tangling with Kareem, everybody's a racist, but me, Jean Pierre, in The White House press briefing. Last week you guys said that you needed this disinformation governance board at DHS to make sure that freedom of speech is protected across the country and that these platforms are not used for forms of disinformation. So what changed? Look, the Department of Homeland Security, they began their statement repeating that the board had been intentionally mischaracterized, which is a little bit of what you were asking me. And they were explicit about what it does and doesn't, it does not do. It was never about censorship, policing, speech, or removing content from anywhere. It's function was to keep Homeland Security officials aware of how bad actors, including human smugglers, transnational criminal organization and foreign adversaries could use disinformation to advance their goals as secretary Marco said, he has asked former DHS secretary Michael chernoff and former DAG Jamie to lead a thorough review. This is the pause that I was talking about and assessment as members of the bipartisan Homeland Security Council advisory council. The board will not convene during that period, but the department's work across several administrations to address this information that threatens the security for our country is critical and will continue. So that work is going to continue. So if it's pausing because you think the Borg was mischaracterized, then the disinformation board is being shut down because of disinformation. Is that what's happening here? Look, I mean, the board was put forth for a purpose, right? To make sure that we really did a really did address what was happening across the country when it came to disinformation. It's just, it's going to pause. There's been a mischaracterizations from outside outside forces. And so now where we're going to do is we're going to pause it, and we're going to do an

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