The Department of Homeland Security is halting its recently formed “Disinformation Governance Board” after just three weeks amid mounting criticism over the effort and its leadership.
The pause, first reported by the Washington Post, was made earlier this week, followed by a draft resignation letter by Nina Jankowicz, the board’s leader, per Just the News.
Tuesday night, Jankowicz was reportedly given the option to stay employed by the agency despite her work being paused, possibly indefinitely.
“Nina Jankowicz has been subjected to unjustified and vile personal attacks and physical threats,” a spokesperson for the agency told the Post. “In congressional hearings and in media interviews, the Secretary has repeatedly defended her as eminently qualified and underscored the importance of the Department’s disinformation work, and he will continue to do so.”