Despite end of disinformation board, Ron DeSantis says Joe Biden still wants to crush ‘dissent’
What would you do with $20 billion? Ron DeSantis plans to sit on it.

DeSantis Retro Fitness
'They haven't thrown the towel in completely.'

Gov. Ron DeSantis is warning that even though “blowback” led to the Joe Biden administration shelving plans for a “disinformation bureau,” the fight to protect “dissent” against the federal government continues.

“The fact that they would even propose this really should raise questions about who is running this administration and what their designs are,” DeSantis told media and supporters at Retro Fitness in West Palm Beach.

“We’re glad that partially through our pressure and a lot of outrage from across the country, that they’ve had to retreat on that. But I don’t think this battle is over. The battle for free speech is going to continue.”

DeSantis said his administration was “very outspoken” about the “total farce” that was the proposed Disinformation Governance Board. The Governor also blasted the woman slated to head it, Nina Jankowicz, describing her as “totally off her rocker” and saying she had been “peddling misinformation for years.”

“They didn’t want people to be able to dissent. They wanted to be able to silence or marginalize people that were speaking out against their policies,” the Governor groused. “That is not an appropriate use of the federal government.”

Returning to an opinion he expressed days before, DeSantis noted he didn’t anticipate direct federal censorship of so-called dissent, but instead expected the Biden administration to enlist social media companies to do the work. He theorized the government would “give to the social media companies whatever they considered to be disinformation or misinformation,” then have the social media companies act on it.

“They would then put a warning label on, take the post down, suspend you — whatever they would do,” DeSantis added. “And so it was an attempt to try to control debate. It was an attempt to try to stifle dissent.”

DeSantis warned the Biden administration could circle back with a renewed effort following the board’s downfall.

“I think, strategically, they haven’t thrown the towel in completely,” DeSantis said. “I don’t think we’ve seen the end of it. I think you have an impulse in the Biden administration and quite frankly in these legacy media outlets in Washington and New York. … You know, they believe that what they say is what should be shoved down the throat of the public and the rest of us should just take it and not point out that they’re lying.”

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


6 comments

  • Fortune

    May 20, 2022 at 12:25 pm

    DeSantis is THE BEST governor in HISTORY! FL is the last remaining FREE STATE OF AMERICA and its going to STAY FREE! Our fake news media lies are no longer working to fool the masses…Americans finally figured out they can find truth online and are now ignoring the communist news networks run by Democrat Globalists~

    • Mother Superior Headbutt, Saint Lethwei Academy

      May 20, 2022 at 2:21 pm

      Dear Mister or Miss Fortune, your use of capital letters is both childish and rather amusing. Perhaps you are a child, and if that is the case, I do apologize. And I must say, if NBC, CBS, ABC, and CNN (notice the correct use of capital letters) are indeed “communist news networks,” then they are the richest and most capitalistic commies in the history of communism.
      Time to brush up on what communism means. Oh, but I suppose you’ll just “find truth online” and remain blissfully clueless, bless your heart.

  • Frankie M.

    May 20, 2022 at 12:50 pm

    DuhSantis desperately needs a new boogeyman.

  • Wasn't the Medicine that Went Down

    May 20, 2022 at 2:24 pm

    DeSantis is right. Demis lay low until some kind of crisis occurs and then they erupt in righteous anger, issuing new policy prescriptions and trying to find multi-norities to lead new departments charged with purifying America’s moral cup.
    Being Demis, however, they usually screw it all up, like they did this time, when they offered an odd looking woman pretending she was Mary Poppins as the arbiter of American truth. Case study for Dinkwater University’s public administration class in what NOT to do.

  • Frankie M.

    May 20, 2022 at 6:36 pm

    Ronnie it’s best to leave your mouth shut & remain a fool than to open it & remove all doubt.

  • tom palmer

    May 24, 2022 at 8:54 am

    DeSantis’ rant over the stifling of dissenting views is odd coming from a regime that wants to censor textbooks and classroom discussions because it might include uncomfortable historical facts.

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