Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) said Friday that President Joe Biden’s newly announced Disinformation Governance Board “gives tools for government to expand its scope of the surveillance state” that have long been concerning to freedom-loving Americans.
“[Y]ou already have speech that’s regulated in some ways. You can’t commit slander or defamation. We regulate that. But what we don’t regulate [is] people expressing opinion, and that’s what this is going to get into,” Biggs said on Fox News.
“I view it as a very problematic program that they want to do, and I think we’re going to have to fight back pretty hard to see if we can put that genie back into the bottle,” he went on.
“Who’s going to draw the line between opinions and disinformation? hopefully not this person,” he said of the person tapped to lead the board.
Republicans have said that Biden could use the tool to silence opposition to his policies, which would fly in the face of the Constitution and the principles on which the country was founded.
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