Jeff Bezos asks Disinformation Commission to fact-check Biden tweets

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos said the new U.S. Disinformation Governance Council should take a look at the White House following President Biden’s tweet that sought to link soaring inflation to the country’s corporate tax rate.

“The new disinformation committee should review this tweet, or they may need to form a new non-Sequitur committee,” Bezos scoffs In a tweet late Friday night. “Raising corporate taxes is up for discussion. Curbing inflation is the key to the discussion. Mixing them up is just misleading.”

Inflation — from the moment President Biden entered the White House — soared to 8.3% in April, near a 40-year high. Prices of basic commodities such as food and gasoline have soared.

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

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

Its director, Nina Jankowicz, who has been mocked as a partisan hacker, has spoken out about verified (and overwhelmingly left-leaning) Twitter users being able to “edit” other people’s tweets on the platform.

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