They called her the “Tsarina of disinformation”, but she prefers to be called “Mary Poppins”. And to underline her new role, that of ‘troll’ hunter for the Biden administration Nina Jankowicz posted on Twitter a parody of Mary Poppins’ song “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” which has become, indelibly, the brand of the new government figure: the head of the Disinformation Governance Board, who will have to deal with unmask all the misinformation that will come from Russia in view of the midterm elections.
The message, just forty seconds, in which Jankowicz explains by singing what his tasks will be, had more than 2.8 million views, but also raised many doubts. The “Mary Poppins” of the American administration will have the task of unmasking fake news, from those “for which Covid did not cause pain”, as he explained in music, to the “false news collected by Rudy (Giuliani, the former lawyer by Donald Trump, ed) in Ukraine “.
It is not clear how it will operate and what the powers of the new team of fake news investigators will bebut even the progressive media have raised doubts, pointing to this move as an even veiled attempt to suppress freedom of expression.
And Jankowicz’s debut video on Twitter comes just as new owner, Elon Musk, has declared war on censorship.
What will happen now? Will Musk close the Tsarina’s account? Will censoring those who want to censor be an act in defense of freedom of expression or a squared censorship? Jankowicz has sparked mixed reactions in the United States: some applauded his singing qualities, others found his appointment out of tune. Also because in the past this 33-year-old woman, a researcher and scholar of the phenomenon of disinformation, a degree from Georgetown and solid studies on Russia and Asia, is the same one who called the story of the computer of Hunter Biden, the son, a “product of the Trump campaign”. of the president, from which obscure links with foreign lenders emerged.
Here’s my official portrait to grab your attention. Now that I’ve got it: a HUGE focus of our work, and indeed, one of the key reasons the Board was established, is to maintain the Dept’s committment to protecting free speech, privacy, civil rights, & civil liberties. pic.twitter.com/C4xiEGfhDt
– Nina Jankowicz (@wiczipedia) April 27, 2022
But National Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas had no doubts in entrusting her with the leadership of the team that will hunt down the Russian ‘trolls’. Progressive news sites such as The Hill recalled how Mayorkas and President Biden himself have supported false news in the past, such as the one accusing agents at the American border in Texas of beating up migrants.
The story of white agents beating up migrants from Haiti seemed irresistible, but it ended up being an own goal. Now what the liberal media themselves sarcastically call the “minister of truth,” Biden, is relying on the Mary Poppins of disinformation to shed some light on the flow of news. Or at least, that’s the hope.
Mayorkas, commenting on the appointment of Jankowicz, dribbled the questions of the reporters who asked what he thought of the past of the ‘tsarina’ and her slips: “I did not know the past of the candidates”, he commented. But of the ‘Zarina’ she said that she was “uniquely qualified”.