Jeff Bezos Asks Disinformation Board To Fact Check Biden Tweet

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos said the country’s newly formed Disinformation Governance Board should take a look at the White House after a tweet from President Biden attempting to link skyrocketing inflation to the country’s corporate tax rate.

“The newly created disinformation commission should review this tweet, or maybe they should form a new non-sequitur council instead,” Bezos mocked in tweet late Friday night. “Increasing corporate tax is perfectly negotiable. Taming inflation is critical to discuss. Putting them together is just deception.”

Inflation — which started the moment President Biden entered the White House — rose to 8.3% in April, approaching a 40-year record. Prices for basic commodities such as food and gasoline have soared.

“Do you want to cut inflation?” Biden asked in a tweet Friday. “Let’s make sure the richest companies pay their fair share.”

The Department of Homeland Security’s Disinformation Governance Board has been heavily criticized for its stated goal of fighting disinformation on social media.

Director Nina Jankowicz has been mocked as a partisan hack, having publicly spoken of verified (and mostly left-wing) Twitter users being able to “edit” tweets from others on the platform.

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