Democrats complain about “far-right disinformation campaigns,” and advocate for social media giants to censor and fact-check any claim they disagree with, but fail to recognize their own role in actively spreading falsehoods and misinformation.
Despite Twitter and Facebook’s reported devotion to fact-checking and limiting the spread of misinformation, including censoring the New York Post’s story revealing Joe Biden’s knowledge of his son’s foreign business dealings, a number of other misinformation campaigns recently peddled by Democrats have gone unchecked.
15 days from the election and the uptick in Twitter misinformation over the last 24 hours is shocking
✅ Aaron Rupar created a news cycle by lying about a Trump quote
✅ Michigan Dems made a dishonest video about John James go viral
✅ Iowa Dems spread fake email about Joni pic.twitter.com/tUzSXKbauF
— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) October 20, 2020
Vox’s Aaron Rupar contributed to the Democrats’ spread of disinformation in a now-deleted tweet alleging that Trump engaged in a quid pro quo with ExxonMobil, offering them permits in exchange for campaign money.
“I call the head of Exxon. I’ll use a company. ‘How are you doing? How’s energy coming? When are you doing the exploration? Oh, you need a couple of permits, huh? But I call the head of Exxon I say, ‘You know, I’d love you to send me $25 million for the campaign.’ -Trump #QuidProQuo,” the tweet read.
In reality, Trump was speaking in the hypothetical on Monday afternoon at a rally in Arizona, offering the crowd with an example of how he could raise more campaign donations than his opponent Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden if he wanted to.
Wild/totally unsurprising how far this nonsense has spread based on a bad initial tweet. pic.twitter.com/IHqbiCNl9j
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) October 20, 2020
So @exxonmobil & friends, care to tell us the end of this story?
Did you coordinate the $25 million? https://t.co/0YI5VhWYzS
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) October 19, 2020
Deleted this because the quote reads too much like something Trump actually said to Exxon when he was talking about a hypothetical. I thought the “I’ll use a company” line nodded to that context, but it’s apparent folks are interpreting in a more literal way. That’s on me. pic.twitter.com/75AVU5veQW
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 20, 2020
Resistance Twitter retweets appear to have a similar cognitive & addictive effect as hard drugs do for some people.
— JERRY DUNLEAVY (@JerryDunleavy) October 19, 2020
We are aware of the President’s statement regarding a hypothetical call with our CEO…and just so we’re all clear, it never happened.
— ExxonMobil (@exxonmobil) October 19, 2020
(Read more from “After Twitter Shut Down Biden Corruption Reports, Democrats Boost Blatant Disinformation” HERE)