Less than a week after former President Donald Trump announced his candidacy for president and less than one day after Elon Musk restored Trump‘s suspended Twitter account, some people started spreading misinformation about the Russian government helping Trump — again. And just like last time, they still had no evidence yet claimed it as if it were fact. The latest culprit was NYU professor Scott Galloway during an appearance on CBS’s Face the Nation on Sunday.
“So I think these polls are mostly a gimmick, and I would argue the people haven’t spoken, the GRU has spoken,” Galloway said on his media hit. “Twitter has become a playground for bad actors and fake bots. This poll is meaningless. This decision is meaningless.”
For those not aware, the GRU is the common acronym given to identify the intelligence agency of the Russian Federation. It’s another example of the Trump Derangement Syndrome that plagues our country. These people live in a bubble of intolerance and admonish anyone who doesn’t think the way they do.
They use conspiracies such as the Russian government hacking a “meaningless” Twitter poll to justify such differences in opinion. Because obviously, while in the middle of a war with Ukraine, it makes sense that the Russian government would devote any amount of time and resources to a Twitter poll. This is how truly unhinged these people are.
And, just like last time, there is no evidence to show this is true. This is an admission that Galloway had to admit after being pressured by many people on Twitter. Galloway tweeted his lack of evidence and then tried to justify why he said this misinformation.
“I don’t have proof of Russian interference in the poll; however, it would be hard to disprove it,” Galloway tweeted. “What I am saying is this seems like a fickle way to reverse a permanent ban, esp after Musk said a moderation council would decide. Also: ‘moderation policy hasn’t changed’?”
Think about what happened here. Galloway went on network television and made a spurious claim that he could not prove. Had any of his students done what he did on TV on a paper, that student would have probably received a poor grade and been criticized for not supporting a statement with facts. Yet the rules are clearly different for academia’s elitist aristocrats.
The sole reason Galloway did this was that he hates Donald Trump. But while many on the Left might be shocked to hear this, hating a political candidate does not justify spreading lies. It does not justify making bogus claims. This is the epitome of, to borrow one of Trump’s most famous lines, fake news.
If you don’t like Trump and don’t want him to be on Twitter, then just say that. There’s no need to spread false information. Tell people why you don’t like Trump and give them examples as to why you feel that way. All Galloway had to do was state his opinion and defend it. Instead, he claimed something without any proof.
Maybe one day, these people will be held accountable for their disinformation campaigns. What a glorious day that will be.