Comedian and late night host Bill Maher torched the Department of Homeland Security’s new Disinformation Governance Board and Nina Jankowicz on the latest episode of Real Time; Maher says “these are not bright people in our government.”

“Yes, they’re right to compare this to Orwell in the ‘Ministry of Truth,’ Maher said. “That’s exactly what it sounds like.”

From Fox News…

After acknowledging that he was “alright” with the DGB’s mission to go after disinformation from Russia and migrant traffickers, Maher took issue with the DHS’s definition of “disinformation,” which is “false information that is deliberately spread with the intention to deceive or mislead.”

“Well, you could have said that about ‘If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor,’” Maher reacted, referring to President Obama’s infamous claim about Obamacare, which was declared “Lie of the Year” by PolitiFact. “It said also, here’s a phrase, ‘can take many forms.’ Okay, now we’re going faster down the slippery slope, ‘including but not limited to’ the two I mentioned… okay, so government should not be involved in deciding what’s true or not true!” 

Maher then pointed to remarks Jankowicz previously made about wanting to “essentially edit Twitter” in order to “add context to certain tweets.”

“Oh, you mean like what Twitter is?” Maher told Jankowicz. “That’s what Twitter is! When somebody says something and you add context.” 

He added, “These are not bright people in our government.”

Watch the clip above.

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