Twitter Fails to ‘Fact Check’ Schiff’s Debunked ‘Russian Collusion’ Claims
Democrat's misleading and false information still live on platform
Twitter's fact-checking policy seems to be selective on the types of misinformation it deems misleading or false.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defended the platform's policy following backlash after a fact check placed on two of President Donald Trump’s tweets this week.
"We’ll continue to point out incorrect or disputed information about elections globally. And we will admit to and own any mistakes we make.”
But the question remains if that policy extended to Democrats like Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), who falsely claimed President Donald Trump colluded with Russia, and his tweets still remain intact with no warning despite being disproven a year ago.
Below are few of Schiff's tweets which remain unaltered:
Here’s where we begin our investigation into Russian interference – with circumstantial evidence of collusion & direct evidence of deception pic.twitter.com/1tobpyCjkj— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) March 19, 2017
With the president continuing to claim that the investigations have produced no evidence of collusion, it is worth examining the public record after nine months of work.— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) December 19, 2017
Reality diverges sharply from Mr. Trump’s vehement denials.
Even the misleading memo by Republicans demonstrates that the origin of this investigation involved Papadopoulos not Page, and involved collusion with the Russians: pic.twitter.com/E2LainMNIk— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) February 4, 2018
No, Mr. President. The Special Counsel’s indictment states no conclusion on issue of collusion or electoral impact of Russian interference on the election. The former is under investigation and latter is beyond their scope. https://t.co/AMktnbeQrk— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) February 16, 2018
The statement by Paul Manafort’s lawyer after an already lenient sentence — repeating the President’s mantra of no collusion — was no accident. It was a deliberate appeal for a pardon.— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) March 8, 2019
One injustice must not follow another.
Schiff had famously misled the media for years about whether there was, in fact, evidence of “Russian collusion."
Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report stated:
“The investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.”
Most Americans have not read Mueller’s report.— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) June 12, 2019
Some may be astonished to learn that a finding of “no collusion,” much less a finding of “no obstruction,” is nowhere to be seen on any page of his report.
Here’s what we do know, and what we are working to find out: pic.twitter.com/kNquinghRO
Dorsey argued that Twitter's decision to place warnings on tweets does not make the platform an “arbiter of truth."
On Wednesday, President Donald Trump warned social media companies of closure following Twitter's fact check.
Trump noted that many conservatives feel censored by social media platforms, as the tech giants' most high profile censorship attack threatens to expose election meddling.
Trump added that Republicans would consider federal regulations and even closing down platforms if such censorship continues.