Schiff Raises Concerns About 'Disinformation' on Twitter After Musk's Purchase – It Doesn't Go As Planned


House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff’s (D-Calif.) “take” on Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter is backfiring.

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.”

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.

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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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