Conveniently ignoring his history of pushing former President Trump’s falsehoods, Rudy Giuliani took to Twitter Wednesday night to fire off a tone-deaf tweet calling for the end of “misinformation” — which the former Trump personal lawyer is notorious for spreading.
On Wednesday night, Giuliani got on a pedestal about the dangers of “misinformation” and how it endangers democracy. Giuliani’s months-long jaunt of fruitless legal battles contesting the legitimacy of the election process fed into the Trumpian rhetoric that incited the pro-Trump mob behind the deadly Capitol insurrection earlier this year.
Misinformation has become a daily occurrence on social media platforms. If continued unaddressed, it will eventually lead to Jefferson’s worst nightmare of a poorly informed citizenry, which he saw as the greatest danger to democracy.
— Rudy W. Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) March 3, 2021
Giuliani’s peddling of Trump’s false election fraud claims have even landed him in hot water with voting technology companies Dominion Voting Systems and Smartmatic that have become the center of debunked Trumpworld conspiracies. Both Dominion and Smartmatic allege in their lawsuits against Giuliani that he and Sidney Powell conspired to spread disinformation.
Twitter users quickly called Giuliani out for, well, unwittingly calling himself out as the purveyor of misinformation.
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— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) March 4, 2021
— Sleeping Giants (@slpng_giants) March 4, 2021
Rudy Giuliani warns of the dangers of misinformation, during keynote speech at global irony summit.
— Have I Got News For You (@haveigotnews) March 4, 2021
Guess what's worse than misinformation, the President's lawyer lying about the outcome of the election and working with foreign adversaries to interfere in the election. Also worse, what you did in the Borat movie. https://t.co/BKJfH4btBV
— Clint Watts (@selectedwisdom) March 4, 2021
The time has come to measure up irony for its coffin. https://t.co/8BO1Zx0F83
— Martyn McLaughlin (@MartynMcL) March 4, 2021
When one gaslights one’s self https://t.co/FJf1RuQwWI
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) March 4, 2021
The word ‘misinformation’ just jumped the shark. What do we say now https://t.co/rnP3EKaPaf
— Fergal Gallagher (@gallagherfergal) March 4, 2021
Is this a bit? It feels like a bit. https://t.co/DhujZzpgNZ
— Steve Mullis (@stevemullis) March 4, 2021
The only way this tweet makes sense is as an endorsement and primer for misinformation.
“Rule #1: find the most adamant nutjob with the wildest conspiracy theory and present that person in a court of law as an expert witness!” https://t.co/SG9swBz636
— Nicolas Falacci (@NickFalacci) March 4, 2021
If only there was a way to figure out the source of the misinformation … https://t.co/QZjRewvEA2
— Jim Edwards (@Jim_Edwards) March 4, 2021
Irony. Thy name is Rudy. Lies. Thy name is Giuliani. https://t.co/mE242xLrWZ
— Brian J. Karem (@BrianKarem) March 4, 2021
Noted disinformation expert Rudy Giuliani has an important message about poorly informed citizenry… pic.twitter.com/Ze3RUVMD1P
— John Scott-Railton (@jsrailton) March 3, 2021