Bezos calls on Disinformation Board to fact-check Biden’s own inflation tweet

Bezos calls on Disinformation Board to fact-check Biden’s own inflation tweet

Former Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos believes President Joe Biden should be subjected to his own newly designed disinformation council after he shared a tweet that appeared to confuse inflation with corporate taxation.

On Friday, Bezos shared the president’s objectionable tweet, which he called “hijacking,” and clearly demanded that it be verified.

“The newly created misinformation board should look into this tweet, or perhaps they should form a new, non-sequential board instead,” Bezos tweeted in response, saying the two issues lacked correlation or causation.

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“It is good to discuss raising corporate taxes. It is essential to discuss controlling inflation. Mixing them together is just the wrong direction,” he added.

WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 05: Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos in the State Dining Room of the White House on May 5, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) (Getty Images)

In Biden’s initial tweet, he asked how inflation could be “cut” and said the answer was to tax the “wealthiest corporations” more or force them to “pay their fair share.”

Biden announced the Department of Homeland Security’s new Disinformation Governance Council, which was created to combat disinformation in online social media posts, earlier this month.

The White House has described the board as ‘non-partisan’ and ‘apolitical’, but it has since been widely criticized, including jabs from FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr, who described it as ‘Orwellian’. and “unconstitutional”.

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Republican officials also criticized the board and announced a multistate lawsuit against DHS and the “un-American” board.

Biden’s remark came amid a series of tweets that appeared to attempt to blame the record inflation seen under his administration on former President Trump, Republicans and corporations.

In April, inflation in the United States jumped 8.3% from a year ago, approaching a multi-decade high, the Labor Department said.

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On Wednesday, the Labor Department said the consumer price index, a widely accepted measure of the price of daily consumer goods, rose 8.3% in April from a year ago. The gain was barely below the 8.5% year-over-year peak recorded in March.

President Joe Biden speaks Sunday, May 1, 2022 at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin/AP Newsroom)

“Inflation is far too high, and we understand the difficulties it is causing, and we are moving quickly to bring it down,” Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said last week.

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Bezos has increasingly taken to Twitter as his billionaire rival Elon Musk seeks his ownership, through a $43 billion acquisition that has yet to be finalized.

Megan Henney and Talia Kaplan of Fox Business contributed to this report.

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