Future of "Rumor Control" uncertain after CISA Director Chris Krebs' firing
Updated: Dec 9, 2020
Ahead of the 2020 election, Director of Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Chris Krebs anticipated an influx of fake news circulation. He directed his team to build a new site, dubbed Rumor Control, in which he directly addressed American voters about some of the types of fake news they might face on social media. Watch the Rumor Control video below.
Rumor Control's future is uncertain as Krebs was fired last month for saying the 2020 election was secure. President Trump terminated him in a Tweet.
Trump's team further retaliated against Krebs. In an interview with the Howie Carr Show, Joseph diGenova, Trump's attorney, suggested that Krebs "should be drawn and quartered. Taken out at dawn and shot.”
Despite the call to violence, Krebs has no regrets about his statement calling the election secure and accepting its results.
"It was the right thing to do in the name of democracy," Krebs said in an interview with NPR's Morning Edition.
Learn how to spot fake news affecting America's democracy, here.