While the role of right-wing media as a platform for those seeking to discredit the integrity of the 2020 election and promote the Big Lie has been well documented, less appreciated is the way in which officials embedded both in the White House and throughout federal executive agencies during the Trump administration shaped and corrupted public information, including by coordinating with right-wing media.
On the anniversary of January 6, 2021, Democracy Forward released records showcasing how the Trump administration and right-wing media worked to corrupt public information on a range of issues, including COVID-19, tax policy, immigration issues, and environmental policy. The records show that this conduct was not simply confined to the White House or the Cabinet. Rather, it occurred throughout the federal government.
Read Records Release here.