Twitter Fact-Checker Has Been Caught Tweeting Actual Fake News About ‘Nazis In The White House’
Yoel Roth, the Head of Site Integrity for Twitter, has himself tweeted several fact-less statements, including accusations that there are “actual Nazis in the White House.”
The social media company has come under increased scrutiny after they placed a fact-checking label on a tweet by President Trump regarding vote-by-mail fraud.
Twitter countered that Trump’s fraud claims are untrue, despite ample evidence to the contrary.
Roth’s role in that particular label can not be determined specifically, though as head of ‘integrity,’ he must play a large part in how Twitter decides to censor certain political viewpoints.
….Twitter is completely stifling FREE SPEECH, and I, as President, will not allow it to happen!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 26, 2020
Roth’s Own Fake News
If the President of the United States can be fact-checked for an opinion that mail-in ballots will lead to fraud – with supporting evidence from experts – then Roth might want to consider self-labeling his own fake news tweets.
“Yes, that person in the pink hat is clearly a bigger threat to your brand of feminism than ACTUAL NAZIS IN THE WHITE HOUSE,” he wrote in response to a rift amongst feminists at the Women’s March in 2017.
There’s been more proof of ballot fraud in the past 24 hours than there has ever been of someone identifying as a Nazi in the White House.
Does Twitter plan on adding a label on this tweet?
Yes, that person in the pink hat is clearly a bigger threat to your brand of feminism than ACTUAL NAZIS IN THE WHITE HOUSE.
— Yoel Roth (@yoyoel) January 22, 2017
Not The Only Time
This wasn’t the only time that Roth, a melodramatic Hillary supporter now in charge of integrity, compared the Trump administration to Nazis.
He specifically compared White House adviser Kellyanne Conway to Joseph Goebbels.
“‘Today on Meet The Press, we’re speaking with Joseph Goebbels about the first 100 days’ … What I hear whenever Kellyanne is on a news show,” he tweeted.
Roth has also called the President a “racist tangerine,” yet another false statement as he is neither racist nor a citrus fruit.
I’m just saying, we fly over those states that voted for a racist tangerine for a reason.
— Yoel Roth (@yoyoel) November 9, 2016
Conway blasted Roth on Wednesday.
“This guy is constantly attacking Trump voters, Trump, Mitch McConnell, you name it. He’s the head of integrity at Twitter,” she railed.
“It’s horrible the way he looks at people who should otherwise have a free and clear platform on Twitter.”
Twitter responded to the controversy by pointing the finger at others rather than admitting Roth might not be a solid selection for the integrity team.
“No one person here is responsible for our policies or enforcement actions,” Twitter communications VP Brandon Borrman stated, seemingly unaware of what ‘Head’ means in ‘Head of Site Integrity.’
“People who decide to target one person for decisions they don’t agree with know damn well what they’re doing,” he wrote, knowing damn well he was pretending everybody else on the team is a straight arrow.