How a false claim about beef and Biden’s climate plan spread

Exposing the Big Game

https://news.yahoo.com/how-a-false-claim-about-beef-and-bidens-climate-plan-spread-155102973.html

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Christopher Wilson·Senior WriterMon, April 26, 2021, 8:51 AM·5 min read

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On Sunday afternoon, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted out a Fox News graphic about President Biden proposing a reduction in red meat consumption. “Not gonna happen in Texas!” proclaimed the Republican, who serves nearly 30 million constituents.https://platform.twitter.com/embed/Tweet.html?creatorScreenName=realchriswilson&dnt=true&embedId=twitter-widget-0&features=eyJ0ZndfZXhwZXJpbWVudHNfY29va2llX2V4cGlyYXRpb24iOnsiYnVja2V0IjoxMjA5NjAwLCJ2ZXJzaW9uIjpudWxsfSwidGZ3X2hvcml6b25fdHdlZXRfZW1iZWRfOTU1NSI6eyJidWNrZXQiOiJodGUiLCJ2ZXJzaW9uIjpudWxsfX0%3D&frame=false&hideCard=false&hideThread=false&id=1386433630747070468&lang=en&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fnews.yahoo.com%2Fhow-a-false-claim-about-beef-and-bidens-climate-plan-spread-155102973.html&sessionId=7f247ad66814665724d5898bfff6d51b9e287866&siteScreenName=YahooNews&theme=light&widgetsVersion=ff2e7cf%3A1618526400629&width=550px

Abbott was retweeted byfellow Republican Gov. Brad Little, who said, “Idahoans also have beef with this agenda and for dinner!” The two governors followed in a line of conservative politicians, pundits and news outlets who spent days proudly stating their opposition to a provision of Biden’s climate plan that doesn’t exist.

The false narrative stems from coverage of Bidenannouncing his new climate goals last weekin honor of Earth Day, including cutting U.S. carbon emissions by at least 50 percent by 2030 over 2005 levels. The plan drew…

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