Major Discovery Made About Online ‘Misinformation’ Claims

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( – The Washington, D.C. charity arm of the National Press Club is planning to host “misinformation” researcher and University of Washington professor Kate Starbird. 

Starbird had first received backlash after assisting to lead a group that had targeted conservative content online ahead of the 2020 election. 

On Monday, the Washington Examiner put out a report noting that Starbird had testified before Congress that she had advised social media companies to moderate certain types of content. She is now set to appear in the April 24th webinar planned by the National Press Club Journalism Institute where she will talk about assisting in information literacy and helping push for more fact-checking. 

The outlet in its report also pointed out the important role that Starbird had played in the Election Integrity Partnership, which had worked in collaboration with the State Department, the Department of Homeland Security, and the FBI. It also flagged some “misinformation” reports on several social media platforms in 2020, including some of the posts that had been shared by former President Donald Trump and conservative outlets including Newsmax. 

Rob Carson, a host for Newsmax, has slammed Starbird arguing that everything she does goes against the First Amendment and the free press. He added that people are allowed to have opinions on any topic they want, even if they are wrong. However, as he pointed out the government has now selected to choose what is wrong and fight against “misinformation.” 

Republicans have expressed frustration with Starbird and other researchers who have allegedly been targeting conservatives. 

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