Twitter Publishes Misinformation About Donald Trump Jr. in Trending Topic

Twitter Publishes Misinformation About Donald Trump Jr. in Trending Topic


Twitter added a false description to a trending topic about Donald Trump Jr., repeating the incorrect claim from progressives and mainstream media reporters that he claimed the governor of Texas is a Democrat.

The official Twitter moment claimed “people are confused by Donald Trump Jr’s reference to Texas’ ‘Democratic governor,’ since the current governor, Greg Abbott, is a Republican.”

Same people who always decry “misinformation on social media” have been knowingly pushing the provably false lie that Don Jr. said the TX Gov is a Dem.

Fact check: No where in his tweet or the vid he linked to did he say that.@Twitter amplified leftwing misinfo by trending it. https://t.co/fOYDvS1KTx pic.twitter.com/OwiNhUx0XA

— Andrew Surabian (@Surabees) February 19, 2021

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The claim, which a fact-checker at Newsweek and a reporter at the Washington Post conceded is false, arose because Don Jr. claimed that critics of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) during

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