Former White House ‘Disinformation Czar’ Nina Jankowicz Registers as Foreign Agent

August saw the dissolution of the Disinformation Governance Board after Jankowicz filed her resignation in May. Now, the former White House disinformation czar, Nina Jankowicz is registering as a foreign agent.

Former White House Disinformation Czar Nina Jankowicz Registers as Foreign Agent

Nina Jankowicz, who temporarily held the position of “disinformation czar” for the Biden administration, has registered as a foreign agent of a nonprofit with its headquarters in the United Kingdom.

Jankowicz applied for her foreign agent status this month, according to registration documents obtained by the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) division (read below). The Centre for Information Resilience (CIR) of the United Kingdom is designated as the foreign principal. Adam Rutland, a UK citizen, and Ross Burley, who holds dual US and UK citizenship, are the founders and leaders of the nonprofit.

According to the records, the organization is funded by a “foreign government, foreign political party, or other foreign principal.” It receives funding from the Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development offices of the UK government.

According to its website, CIR “is an independent, non-profit social enterprise dedicated to countering disinformation, exposing human rights abuses, and combating online behavior harmful to women and minorities.”

According to her registration paperwork, Jankowicz’s duties at CIR include directing research, carrying out business strategy, managing the organization of the organization’s research, interacting with the media, and briefing individuals and officials on the organization’s research.

In order to “further the goals” of the company, she will collaborate with UK-based CIR staff members online.

Jankowicz additionally recorded that she got money for advancing the organization’s goals in the 60 days preceding the requirement to register for the foreign principal. She noted two transfers totaling more than $12,000 each that were done in October and November and were designated as “remuneration for services rendered.”

Involvement With Biden Administration

In April 2022, Jankowicz was chosen to serve as the head of the Disinformation Governance Board within the American Department of Homeland Security. At the time, Jankowicz had been touted as a specialist in online disinformation by the Biden administration.

With news that Jankowicz had posted on Twitter in an effort to discredit the Hunter Biden controversy, her selection garnered immediate criticism.

She also published articles in support of the debunked “Steele dossier,” which was employed to malign former President Donald Trump by alleging he had connections to the Russian government.

August saw the dissolution of the Disinformation Governance Board after Jankowicz filed her resignation in May.

According to his LinkedIn profile, Burley, a co-founder of Jankowicz’s new firm, has been employed by the UK Government’s Stabilisation Unit since 2017. He also previously held senior positions at Zinc Network, a communications contractor associated with the UK Home and Foreign offices, whose operations are shielded from the public under the nation’s Official Secrets Act.

Read the document below:

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