White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki has a long and storied history of promoting disinformation, this is what makes her recent comments about quashing all disinformation laughable.
“You shouldn’t be banned from one platform and not others for providing misinformation,” Psaki said in Friday’s White House press briefing, calling on Facebook to “measure and publicly share the impact of misinformation on their platform.”
But Psaki herself has a history of promoting many stories on Twitter before becoming White House press secretary that turned out to be false.
After the New York Post published emails in late October 2020 found on Hunter Biden’s laptop implicating his father, then-Democratic nominee for President Joe Biden, in his overseas business dealings, Psaki promoted Politico’s much criticized story that lauded a letter signed by 50 former senior intelligence officials claiming the released emails had “all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation.”
Hunter Biden story is Russian disinfo, dozens of former intel officials say https://t.co/zRdHxTxVsl
— Jen Psaki (@jrpsaki) October 20, 2020
Hunter Biden never denied the authenticity of the emails reported by the Post and later revealed shortly after the election that he has been under federal investigation since 2018 for his activities in China and Ukraine.
The New York Post story and the China, Ukraine story is just the start of Psaki’s misinformation. Psaki also pushed the Russian Taliban story, a story that was fabricated with the intent of hurting the Trump administration and it was only “confirmed” as misinformation after Trump lost the 2020 election.