On Tuesday night, the California Democrat tweeted, “Here’s my take on the world’s richest man buying Twitter: He makes a great car and rocket.”
However, Schiff said, “I’m concerned his personal views will stop the fight against disinformation on social media. The problem on Twitter hasn’t been too much content moderation – it’s too much hate.”
Here's my take on the world’s richest man buying Twitter:
He makes a great car and rocket.
But I’m concerned his personal views will stop the fight against disinformation on social media.
The problem on Twitter hasn't been too much content moderation – it's too much hate.
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) April 27, 2022
Conservatives quickly reacted to Schiff’s tweet, arguing he disseminated disinformation by claiming there was evidence that former President Donald Trump colluded with Russian operatives in 2016.
Check out some of the reactions below:
Remember when you knowingly and maliciously pushed disinformation for YEARS, falsely claiming to have evidence of Trump colluding with Russia to steal the 2016 election?
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) April 27, 2022
And if anyone knows disinformation it is this man, who claimed to have smoking gun evidence of Donald Trump colluding with Russia. Evidence he never produced and the media never asks him about. https://t.co/jEI4r8rKK6
— Carmine Sabia (@CarmineSabia) April 27, 2022
From perhaps the biggest pusher of disinformation in Congress. https://t.co/ct3SwBksoX
— Ian Haworth (@ighaworth) April 27, 2022
Few people in America have been a greater source of disinformation than this man & when Republicans take control in November they need to hold him accountable for his lies & the damage he has done to our nation. https://t.co/XASxBdvuMT
— Sean Parnell (@SeanParnellUSA) April 27, 2022
No one in Congress has spread more disinformation than this 🤡🤡🤡 https://t.co/MldJgeP8VA
— House Republicans (@HouseGOP) April 27, 2022
I’m concerned that your personal views have directly contributed to the spread of disinformation on social media. https://t.co/hgoFWBxWNO
— Matthew Kolken (@mkolken) April 27, 2022
Adam Schiff worrying about disinformation is like Godzilla worrying about Tokyo's skyline https://t.co/QN2C6nORgN
— Eddie Zipperer (@EddieZipperer) April 27, 2022
Sweet Jesus they really just came all out today didn't they? https://t.co/3HtpzX0nGK
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) April 27, 2022
Holy hell https://t.co/oF5YbiwDLX
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) April 27, 2022
One of the biggest Russia collusion liars is now concerned about “disinformation.” https://t.co/8m0e9vftDf
— Rep. Dan Bishop (@RepDanBishop) April 27, 2022
Didn’t you lie about having evidence? https://t.co/x5vIncSO0Q
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) April 27, 2022
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) April 27, 2022
As the Associated Press noted in a 2019 article, “For two years, Rep. Adam Schiff, the House Intelligence Committee chairman, seemed to be on every talk and late-night show sounding ominous warnings about what special counsel Robert Mueller might find on President Donald Trump.”
The Congressman suggested there was “damning” evidence of collusion and that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe was of “a size and scope probably beyond Watergate.”
And in 2019, Schiff told CNN that he believes there is “ample evidence of collusion in plain sight.”
“But that is not the same thing as proof of a criminal conspiracy beyond a reasonable doubt,” he added.
Those comments came after Mueller revealed that his investigation did not find evidence to establish that members of the Trump campaign colluded with Russian operatives.
Musk’s offer to purchase Twitter previously set off alarm bells among some who raised concerns about the ramifications of loosening the platform’s content moderation policies, as IJR reported.
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