The lead contender for the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) is pushing back against Liberal lies and propaganda.
Pierre Poilievre, a sitting MP and candidate for the Federal Conservative Party, took to Twitter Monday to denounce the fake news Liberals have been spreading about planned Canada Day protests.
Poilievre accused Liberals of spreading tweets from a “fake Twitter account,” which he claims was set up to misrepresent Convoy protesters.
“The best way for Liberals to fight disinformation is to stop spreading it,” Poilievre announced to his followers.
Mark Gerretsen gave a half-baked apology on Sunday for sharing a post that came from the fake Canada Day Convoy account. Gerald Butts also fell for the bait, and shared a screenshot from the account.
Butts’ post is still on Twitter at the time of writing. It appears Butts didn’t bother to fact-check the tweet before posting, adding “freedom for he, but not for she.” The post is archived here.
Protests have been planned for Canada Day in Ottawa, however, organizers have made it clear that there will not be another convoy.
Organizers state that they plan on camping out near Parliament Hill, and will be hosting dance parties as well as several marches.
It is not clear who created the fake Twitter page Butts and other Liberals cited.
However, many have speculated it was created by a Liberal operative to smear Freedom Convoy supporters and the adjacent. Others have blamed Rebel News.
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