If you needed any more evidence that the left is desperately worried about the upcoming congressional elections, this should satisfy you. Preston Moore, an attorney and TikTok influencer who discusses news related to legal issues, posted a video explaining how a nonprofit organization called the Good Information Foundation offered him cash to cut a video in which he would perpetuate disinformation related to the riot at the U.S. Capitol Building on Jan. 6, 2021.
In the video, Moore said:
I was just offered $400 to make an anti Donald Trump propaganda post related to the January 6 investigation. That is completely not true. I should start out this video by saying I’m not a Donald Trump supporter. So that should give a little bit of context to where I’m coming from. I’m an attorney. I post legal news and analysis on related topics. Okay, here we go with the story. So, first things first. I get an email from somebody with the Good Info Foundation.
The attorney went on to recount how an individual he referred to as “Jane” reached out to him to offer a “paid collaboration to discuss some topics related to January 6th.”
Moore explained that the woman said, “the Good Info Foundation will give [him] $400 to make a post on [his] page and then share it to Instagram.”
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At first, Moore indicated he might be open to the idea. She sent him a link to a page with guidelines on how he should craft his video. Some of these included:
Say “criminal conspiracy”, not “attempted coup,’ “treason,” or “insurrection”.
Say “Trump Republicans”, not “Trump and his allies.”
Talk about “MAGA Republicans” etc.
Show voter agency, turn the anger into defiance.
Additionally, Moore was expected to promote the idea that “The Trump campaign paid literally millions of dollars to make January 6th happen.”
The Good Information Foundation’s mission, according to its website, “is to increase the flow of good, factual information online to counter and rebut the spread of misinformation and disinformation.”
They supposedly accomplish this “by creating, incubating, funding and lifting up fact-based solutions, voices, programs and initiatives that can be quickly developed, tested and deployed at scale.”
The organization’s board chair is Rick Stengel, a former managing editor for Time magazine who also served as President Obama’s Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs. A quick look at his Twitter account reveals that he is firmly in the anti-Trump camp.
Stengel is also quite woke. After the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, he schoolmarmed the American public for supposedly having a “weakness” towards the British royal family and that they wish to return to a time of “hereditary privilege.”
Well, he’s a creative one, I’ll give him that.
Moore ended up refusing to work with the Good Information Foundation, likely because he’s not a dishonest hack. But the fact that such an organization would pay influencers to peddle narratives that are demonstrably false not only indicates that they are essentially frauds, but that they are terrified about the thought of Democrats losing big in November and having the Orange Man What Is Bad™ back in the White House after 2024.
This is not the first time Democrats have tried to leverage TikTok influencers. The Verge reported in August:
In the run-up to election season, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) built an online organizing hub to drive the party’s messaging beyond its own social channels. The hub creates a central online destination for influencers, surrogates, and supporters to receive party-sponsored talking points, messaging, and a wide variety of digital content to post on their own social media feeds.
But what is truly troubling about this development is that while Moore may be an honest person, how many influencers were willing to take the money to perpetuate the fraud the Good Information Foundation is engaged in?