As we told you yesterday, Politico ended up deleting and later correcting a false tweet that said “Clarence Thomas claimed in a dissenting opinion that Covid vaccines are derived from the cells of ‘aborted children’.” However, before the original tweet was deleted, the false claim was retweeted by Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler.
The facepalm-worthy nature of this story continued after the former director of the DHS’s “Disinformation Governance Board” was spotted retweeting the false tweet from Politico:
former Disinformation Governance Board director Nina Jankowicz retweeted a tweet claiming that Clarence Thomas was spreading misinformation based on a tweet that Politico had to delete because it was spreading misinformation about Clarence Thomas. pic.twitter.com/XmbqhkEIS1
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) July 1, 2022
A “fact-checker” and a former Truth Minister helping spread a false story pretty much sums it all up these days.
It's a perfect circle.
— Rae A (@xrae) July 2, 2022
They should have sent…a poet
— Opie (@karnagraha) July 2, 2022
I will be laughing at this perfect reference all day. This much sublime being on Twitter truly could open a jankowiczian wormhole.
— Foment Liberty (@FomentLiberty) July 2, 2022
It was a thing of beauty.
When the misinformation circles back to the source, inception https://t.co/PpF4wKmBcy
— �🇺�🇨🇺Hippopotomonostrosesquippedaliophobicphile (@botticellicream) July 2, 2022
We, quite literally, cannot trust anybody within any remote proximity of power. https://t.co/HgSxCuY0Di
— BRiAN DGAF (@ToonsBrian) July 2, 2022
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