Former DHS Disinformation Head Files as Foreign Agent (Newsmax)
By Charlie McCarthy | Monday, 28 November 2022 10:32 AM EST
The former head of the now-extinct Department of Homeland Security's Disinformation Governance Board has registered as a foreign agent.
Nina Jankowicz filed Nov. 18 papers with the Department of Justice that show she's working for the Centre for Information Resilience, a non-profit based in the United Kingdom focused on "countering disinformation, exposing human rights abuses, and combating online behavior harmful to women and minorities," according to the CIR website.
The Washington Examiner, which reviewed the documents during the weekend, reported Monday on Jankowicz's filing.
Jankowicz resigned from the DHS disinformation board in May after it was announced the board would be "paused" following much criticism surrounding her appointment.
Republicans took issue with Jankowicz, who had a history of partisan posts on social media that may have, themselves, spread "disinformation." Those posts included calling the New York Post's initial October 2020 story on Hunter Biden's laptop "Russian disinformation, and false."
She also fueled allegations stemming from the since-discredited Steele dossier and has promoted other baseless Trump-Russia collusion claims.
DHS dissolved its disinformation board in August.
In the Nov. 18 papers, Jankowicz wrote that she "supervises research, executes business strategy, oversees the establishment of CIR's research, communicates with the media, and briefs individuals and officials on CIR's research.”
She began her work with CIR in September and will earn $470 per day for 12 months.
"We are delighted to announce disinformation expert Nina Jankowicz (@wiczipedia) has joined CIR. Nina will help lead our efforts in countering hostile state efforts to distort the information space. She'll also be launching the Hypatia Project [pointing down emoji]," CIR tweeted Sept. 23 citing a project aimed at combating gendered abuse and disinformation.
Jankowicz shared CIR's tweet and added: "Back from maternity leave and thrilled to be working with an organization that is dedicated to protecting democracy, peace, and truth. I will be focusing on building CIR's portfolio countering gendered disinfo and supporting CIR's ongoing work responding to foreign influence."