NPR announced that it's launching a disinformation team.
The company named Brett Neely as the disinformation team's supervising editor, saying that when NPR started its pop-up disinformation team last year, he took on the beat and has worked with reporters from the Washington, Science, Business, and National desks, as well as member stations to deepen NPR's coverage.
Conservatives and journalists harshly criticized the announcement of the disinformation team's establishment, pointing out that NPR initially dismissed the legitimacy of the Hunter Biden laptop story, Fox News reported.
NPR had originally put out a statement two years ago that it doesn’t "want to waste our time on stories that are not real stories, and we don't want to waste the listeners' and readers' time on stories that are just pure distractions."
Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., also slammed the announcement, saying that NPR's first target "needs to be itself" — again pointing to the Hunter Biden story.
Boebert has also helped launch an attempt to take down the Department of Homeland Security's new Disinformation Governance Board, which the department has put on hold after many raised concerns about free speech.
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