Struggling 2020 candidate Elizabeth Warren has pledged to fight “disinformation” and released a policy plan around it.
However, many Twitter users were quick to point out that perhaps someone who claimed to be Native American for decades before a DNA revealed an irrelevant fraction of ancestry at best, may not be the most credible person to hold that torch of truth.
Disinformation and online foreign interference erode our democracy, and Donald Trump has invited both. Anyone who seeks to challenge and defeat Donald Trump in the 2020 election must be fully prepared to take this on—and I’ve got a plan to do it.
Anyone who seeks to challenge and defeat Donald Trump must be prepared to take on the full array of disinformation that foreign actors and people in and around his campaign will use to divide Democrats, suppress Democratic votes, and erode the standing of the Democratic nominee.
So today, I’m making a pledge: I will not knowingly use or spread disinformation to benefit my own candidacy or damage others. And I will fight disinformation aimed at my campaign, my opponents, and voters.
Campaigns and tech companies can take a number of steps to slow the spread of misinformation right now. And as president, I’ll take a series of actions to further address the spread of disinformation.
The stakes of this election are too high. We need to fight the spread of false information that disempowers voters and undermines democracy. I’ll do my part—and I’m calling on my fellow candidates and big tech companies to do their part, too.
Here are some of the best responses.
— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) January 29, 2020
Imagine claiming concern about disinformation after making a tweet like the one below. pic.twitter.com/ra56EumtB9
— Wesley Mullins (@wesleyamullins) January 29, 2020
— Trevor 🇺🇸 (@SoCal4Trump) January 29, 2020
— 13th Floor Fellavators (@FugaziTruther) January 29, 2020
— Samurai Apocalypse (@heather4liberty) January 29, 2020