I've not (yet) read Orwell's 1984, but the idea of a Ministry of truth does not seem great to me.
Bear in mind there is significant spin in the article too, never the less, curbing the freedom of the press is seldom a good idea in a democracy. Curbing their excesses, certainly, but not the freedom to expose unpleasantness and deceit. Hopefully this won't stick.
There is a bitter-sweet irony that it should be The Guardian that probably put a big enough weapon in the hand of the rich and powerful to take away press freedoms, but then the left often did want to regulate the press.