Hearing Witness Called by Democrats to 'Combat Misinformation' Has a History of Promoting Hoaxes

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Posted: Feb 24, 2021 3:10 PM
Hearing Witness Called by Democrats to 'Combat Misinformation' Has a History of Promoting Hoaxes

Source: AP Photo/CNN, Edward M. Pio Roda

The House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a hearing on "disinformation and extremism in the media" Wednesday. 

Former CNN anchor Soledad O'Brien was called by Democrats to testify and has a history of promoting false information and hoaxes. 

Ahead of the hearing, Democrat Congressmen Jerry McNerny and Anna Eshoo sent a letter to cable carrier and big tech CEOs demanding to know whether they would renew contracts with outlets like Newsmax, Fox News and conservative media websites. 

"Misinformation on TV has led to our current polluted information environment that radicalizes individuals to commit seditious acts and rejects public health best practices, among other issues in our public discourse," they wrote. "Are you planning to continue carrying Fox News, Newsmax, and OANN on U-verse, DirecTV, and AT&T TV both now and beyond any contract renewal date? If so, why?"