Woke Twitter Mob Pushes Fake News About DeSantis – “Look Before You Retweet,” says ABC’s Jay O’Brien

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is no stranger to condemnation from leftists and radical, woke agenda proponents or criticisms from the media. However, he might consider media insiders coming to his aid surprising.

On Tuesday, Jon Cooper, Former National Finance Chair of Draft Biden 2016, Long Island Campaign Chair for @BarackObama & Majority Leader of Suffolk County Legislature, NY. @DukeU alum and boasts 1 million followers, according to his Twitter profile, retweeted a post from Salon, writing “ICYMI.”

The article from Salon was entitled, “DeSantis signs bill requiring Florida students, professors to register political views with the state.” Although published online in June 2021, it was debunked as false information after publication.

After Cooper’s tweet, Democratic strategist Dash Dobrofsky jumped on the bash DeSantis bandwagon, claiming DeSantis’ actions fascist and calling for people to vote for Charlie Crist, one of DeSantis’ gubernatorial challengers.

The post had gone viral, with several individuals calling out the document as debunked and inaccurate information.

But ABC’s Jay O’Brien made the obvious even more painfully obvious when he tweeted.

On Wednesday, O’Brien tweeted follow-up remarks.

PolitiFact deemed the article false in June 2021.

It is easy to miss a publication date and post or tweet an article. O’Brien gave solid, sound advice for anyone engaging in the cyber-world medium – “Look before you retweet.”