Bill Maher rails against Nina Jankowicz, 'Disinfo Governance Board': 'These are not bright people'

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"Real Time" host Bill Maher blasted the so-called "Disinformation Governance Board" and its executive director Nina Jankowicz.

During his panel discussion on Friday night, Maher knocked the Department of Homeland Security, which he said itself had a "creepy name," for rolling out its new initiative, which he insisted is "even creepier."

"Yes, they're right to compare this to Orwell in the 'Ministry of Truth,' Maher said. "That's exactly what it sounds like."

After acknowledging that he was "alright" with the DGB's mission to go after disinformation from Russia and migrant traffickers, Maher took issue with the DHS's definition of "disinformation," which is "false information that is deliberately spread with the intention to deceive or mislead."

"Well, you could have said that about ‘If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor,’" Maher reacted, referring to President Obama's infamous claim about Obamacare, which was declared "Lie of the Year" by PolitiFact. "It said also, here's a phrase, ‘can take many forms.’ Okay, now we're going faster down the slippery slope, ‘including but not limited to’ the two I mentioned… okay, so government should not be involved in deciding what's true or not true!"

"Because a lot of people are saying and my follow-up question would be, ‘Who do you think the truth czar is going to be in 2025?’ Maher added.

Former Rep. Jane Harman, D-Calif., who says she's on the DHS advisory committee, knocked the DGB, telling Maher "I don't get this piece" and that she was never consulted about it before the rollout. She added that the board would be "fine" if was "confined" to narrow missions but broadening their authority "would be highly unfortunate."

Maher then pointed to remarks Jankowicz previously made about wanting to "essentially edit Twitter" in order to "add context to certain tweets."

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