Former President Obama has decided to join Democrats and the media in their supposed fight against disinformation.
This is especially rich coming from the man who famously lied to the American people about being able to keep their insurance plans and doctors under Obamacare.
Not to mention promoting other obvious lies, like blaming the Benghazi terror attack on a YouTube video.
The Hill reports:
Obama points finger at tech companies for disinformation in major speech
Former President Obama placed blame on tech companies for failing to address the disinformation problem he said the industry has amplified during a speech Thursday at Stanford University.
The new information ecosystem, fueled by the rise of dominant social media platforms, is “turbocharging some of humanity’s worst impulses,” he said in the roughly hourlong speech.
“But not all problems we’re seeing now are an inevitable byproduct of this new technology. They’re also the result of very specific choices, made by the companies that have come to dominate the internet generally, and social media platforms in particular. Decisions that intentionally or not have made democracies more vulnerable,” he said…
“People like [Russian President Vladimir] Putin, and Steve Bannon for that matter, understand it’s not necessary for people to believe this information in order to weaken democratic institutions. You just have to flood a country’s public square with enough raw sewage. You just have to raise enough questions, spread enough dirt, plant enough conspiracy theorizing, that citizens no longer know what to believe,” Obama said. Bannon is a former strategist for former President Trump.
See the video below:
Obama: “People like Putin, and Steve Bannon for that matter, understand it’s not necessary for people to believe disinformation… You just have to flood a country’s public square with enough raw sewage.” pic.twitter.com/5XGXgfEQtA
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) April 21, 2022
Who does Obama think he’s fooling?
When Obama says he’s worried about “disinformation weakening Democracy” he really means “truth weakening the ruling class.”
— thebradfordfile (@thebradfordfile) April 22, 2022
BREAKING: Barack Obama, the corrupt former president who used federal agencies to harass and spy on political opponents, calls for further censorship and government regulation suppressing free speech on Big Tech platforms.
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) April 21, 2022
Obama and NYT, both of whom played key roles in the false and damaging Russia collusion hoax, now pretend to be ignorant of what they did, purporting to *fight* disinformation. https://t.co/KWZKH6pq7S
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) April 21, 2022
Obama should sit this one out.