An FBI whistleblower has leaked an agency publication to Project Veritas that classifies “misinformation” as an “election crime,” even if someone spread false information “unintentionally.”
The pamphlet, dubbed the “2022 midterm elections social media analysis cheat sheet,” includes a list of “election crimes” that includes sections on “campaign finance,” “disinformation,” “election influence,” “election interference,” “misinformation,” “voter/ballot fraud,” “voter intimidation” and “voter suppression.” It classifies “misinformation” separately from “disinformation.”
“Misinformation,” the pamphlet asserts, is “false or misleading information spread mistakenly or unintentionally.”
“Disinformation,” meanwhile, is “false or inaccurate information intended to mislead others.” It adds that “disinformation campaigns on social media are used to deliberately confuse, trick, or upset the public.”
Project Veritas highlighted the potential concerns over who might decide what material falls into either category.
A litany of whistleblowers have come forward this year with allegations of political bias within the bureau, a claim finding increasing public reception following the FBI’s raid on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in early August.
Among the top allegations are claims that bureau officials inflated the number of extremism cases to substantiate political narratives from the Biden administration, that the bureau was using heavy handed tactics in violation of its own protocols, and that officials worked to falsely discredit evidence against first son Hunter Biden and stifle any investigation.
Reporting from Just the News.