W.H. uses Twitter to push back against online healthcare attacks

The White House on Tuesday took to Twitter to issue a warning regarding "disinformation" promoted by web videos, websites, and chain e-mails that rail against healthcare reform.

Their message: "Don't believe everything you see."

The White House tweeted:
Don't believe everything you see on the web about health insurance reform. Pls share: http://bit.ly/maVkF #healthreform #hc09

The tweet links to a blog post written by White House new media director Macon Phillips that says, "opponents of health insurance reform may find the truth a little inconvenient, but as our second president famously said, 'facts are stubborn things.'"

In the video featured on the post, Director of Communications for the White House Office of Health Reform Linda Douglass uses a link featured on the Drudge Report entitled "Uncovered Video: Obama Explains How is Health Care Plan Will 'Eliminate' Private Insurance."

Yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) slammed GOP "scare tactics" on healthcare reform.

As the August recess begins, both sides are ramping up the rhetoric on healthcare reform in an effort to win the argument heading back to Washington.

Cross-posted to the Twitter Room

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