Rubio, now intelligence chair, warns of virus misinformation

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Beware of 'false narratives.' The Senate's new intelligence chairman is sounding the alarm about the spread of coronavirus misinformation in the U.S.

FILE - In this March 24, 2020, file photo, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Rubio predicted in an interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday, May 26, that foreign actors will seek to amplify American conspiracy theories about the virus and find new ways to interfere in the 2020 presidential election, much as Russia did in 2016.

“I think the COVID-19 crisis is one in which you’ve seen efforts to promote false narratives that drive some of the friction in this country,” Rubio said. For the senator, who arrived in Washington on the 2010 tea party wave, the dual gavels offer a prime platform for his populist economic outlook, particularly his early warnings on China, that are now mainstays of the GOP and on point with Trump’s appeal to Americans who feel left behind by the global economy.

Rubio is taking over the chairmanship just as the committee wraps up a three-year investigation into the Russian interference. The panel has publicly released its endorsement of a 2017 assessment by intelligence agencies that Russia interfered and favored Trump, a conclusion that Trump has disputed. It has also laid out Russia’s disinformation efforts in detail.

Rubio has shown little interest in criticizing Trump’s response to the coronavirus, including his refusal to wear a mask in public.


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The day after Twitter flags Trump Tweets.

It's coming from the realDonaldTrump administration. We here it from Trump at least everyday.

AP is one of the kings of false narratives.

Hmmm .... i dont trust him either

For the love of God! Rubio, Intel Chair. Shouldn't one have intelligence before chairing a committee on it? Ops, it's the Republicans. Never mind.

Now it's clear why Burr is being investigated & the cases against other 3 senators including R from GA were dropped by AG. Barr helping Trump again because Burr did not bow at the Trump throne. Next move? Rubio to delay publishing final report on RU interference in 2016 election.

Small dick marcorubio is still sore from realDonaldTrump s beat down

Will they be bringing a booster seat to the hearings?

Let me guess...if it doesn't come out of Trump's mouth its not the truth. Just another ass kisser. Just another person to spread misinformation to the public. Will probably make Trump look like some sort of hero so he will get re-elected.

AP can you send me a t-shirt?

Wanna end a major source of misinformation on virtually any topic? Slap some duct tape over Trump's mouth and shut down his Twitter account.

No reason for Russia, China or any other country to interfere with the 2020 election. We are imploding all on our own.

JonathanLanday Here’s a true narrative: Marco is getting littler by the day.

When it does not fit my agenda, it's misinformation.

Rubio and intelligence in the same sentence. We’re lost.

Rubio literally is misinformation.

Yet new intelligence chair marcorubio remains silent about TheTweetOfGod, “false narratives”, misinformation, and FakeNews surrounding Trump and the CarolynGombell investigation or lack thereof. Hypocrisy? Complicity? Incompetence? Corruption? JusticeForCarolyn

Foreign actors? How about Fox 'news' and POTUS?

Get the facts about Rubio.

Burr is a crook and I do not trust Rubio

Who needs foreign actors when you have POTUS doing the job for them.

Tell that to the over 100,000 lives lost you piece of junk

Those who believe that there could actually be a pharmaceutical drug/medicine which has no side effects for anyone- children, pregnant women, or adults - are the ones who should be called to the table. utterly naive.

Just when you think a person couldn’t be more appalling.

Yes only listen to the government. They'd never lie.

Intelligence and Rubio do not belong in the same sentence

By his own party and their president.

Body Count 100,000 Americans dead from the Trump virus.



The occupant of the White House spreads false narratives every day to cause friction. I will Rubio this much: DJT is probably being coached by those foreign entities.

How did that RINO get that chair?

Here in Brazil we have a lot of false narratives, and most of them come from Mr. President jairbolsonaro and his dumb supporters.

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