Adam Schiff Gets Brutal News On Twitter After Pushing Fake News


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California Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff tweeted last week that a “conservative city council” in Huntington Beach had “banned” the LQBTQ flag from government property. A few days later, Twitter provided a swift fact check to the tweet correcting the record.

Twitter, which is owned by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, provided a Community Notes label to Schiff’s tweet to provide more context.

“The city council voted to ONLY fly municipal/state/federal flags as well as the POW/MIA flag. No religious flags, no special interest group flags, etc,” the fact check said on Schiff’s tweet, which also included a link to a report from CBS Los Angeles.

“Huntington Beach reconsidered its display of the Pride Flag with a proposed city ordinance limiting which flags would fly on the staff outside City Hall. The Huntington Beach City Council voted to move forward with limiting flags — under the ordinance, only government flags and the POW/MIA Flag are allowed to fly outside Huntington Beach City Hall — meaning the Pride Flag won’t be flown anymore during Pride Month in June. The Tuesday night vote was 4 to 3,” the outlet added.

Below is a screenshot of Schiff’s tweet and the Community Note.


This isn’t the first time Schiff has been called out on Twitter.

In December, Musk responded to criticism from Schiff after the California Democrat made several false claims about rising abuse on the platform since Musk implemented looser speech policies.

Schiff tweeted: “On Elon Musk’s Twitter: – Slurs against Black people have tripled – Slurs against women are up 33% – Slurs against Jewish people are up 61% – And slurs against gay men are up 58% These numbers are abysmal – and unacceptable. Today, @RepMarkTakano and I are demanding action.”

Musk replied: “False, hate speech impressions are actually down by 1/3 for Twitter now vs prior to acquisition @CommunityNotes.”

Previously, the controversial Democratic lawmaker accused Musk of abusing animals during testing for one of his technology companies, Neuralink.

“When he’s not sabotaging safeguards against digital misinformation and hate, Or laying off thousands of employees, Elon Musk is running a company that performs cruel and deadly tests on animals?   Doesn’t sound like a genius to me. Not even an unstable one,” Schiff tweeted.

Musk also published a graphic showing that since his takeover, hate speech incidents have fallen considerably.

“Hate speech impressions (# of times tweet was viewed) continue to decline, despite significant user growth! @TwitterSafety will publish data weekly. Freedom of speech doesn’t mean freedom of reach. Negativity should & will get less reach than positivity,” he wrote.

For his part, Schiff announced late last month that he will be campaigning for the U.S. Senate seat of California Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who recently announced her retirement.

“Our democracy is at great risk. Because GOP leaders care more about power than anything else. And because our economy isn’t working for millions of hard-working Americans. We’re in the fight of our lives—a fight I’m ready to lead as California’s next U.S. Senator,” he said in a tweet.

“We’re in the fight of our lives—a fight I’m ready to lead as California’s next U.S. Senator,” he said in a video shared to Twitter in which he made his announcement.

He shared a montage of himself being attacked by former President Donald Trump and various Fox News personalities.

He then bragged about impeaching former President Trump and showed a montage of left-wing personalities praising the job he did.

“The Senate is where many of these fights over the future of our democracy take place,” he said in an interview with The Los Angeles Times prior to his campaign launch. “Some of Donald Trump’s biggest enablers are in the Senate. And I think that is where I can most effectively champion our democratic institutions.”

“I have just tremendous respect for (Sen. Feinstein) and — more than respect — admiration, and affection,” he said, mentioning that he informed her of his decision before making the announcement.

“I think she will make her own decision about an announcement when she feels ready to do so,” the representative said. “She’s earned that right, and I certainly respect her to do that whenever she determines the time is right.”


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