Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Friday vowed to fight against the Biden administration’s new disinformation bureau, saying that a “Ministry of Truth” cannot exist in the United States.
“They want to be able to put out false narratives without people being able to speak out and fight back,” DeSantis said.
“But we’re not going to let Biden get away with this one, so we will be fighting back,” DeSantis added.
The hashtag “Ministry of Truth” was trending on social media as online users compared the new board to George Orwell’s “1984” novel.
The DHS said the board was created for targeting supposed misinformation linked to key vulnerabilities for the Biden administration — including the border crisis and disinformation threats from Russia.
But people have criticized such a concept, saying that it will be used for suppressing the opposing views.
“You cannot have a Ministry of Truth in this country,” DeSantis said.
“We believe it’s essential that individual Floridians and Americans are able to speak out against the false narratives trying to be jammed down our throats by this regime.”