An old video has emerged online of GOP Sen. Rand Paul, of Kentucky, telling a room full of students that he would use misinformation to mislead people because it’s a “great tactic.”
The clip, posted to Twitter by epidemiologist Eric Feigl-Ding, shows the Kentucky senator speaking to students during a lecture at the University of Louisville’s school of medicine in 2013.
During the lecture, Paul described how he and some classmates would spread misinformation to students they viewed as competitors and send them down the wrong path during exam prep.
“This is a great tactic, misinformation can be very important,” Paul told the students before described how he and some classmates would spread misinformation to students they viewed as competitors and send them down the wrong path during exam prep.
“So one time we’re in the lab room, we’re studying for a PAP test. And so we just started spreading the rumor that we knew what was on the test, and it was definitely going to be all about the liver, everything, a vast majority of the questions all about the liver,” he said. “We tried to trick all of our competing students into over-studying for the liver and not studying for the kidney and every other organ.”
“That’s my advice. misinformation works,” Paul declared. “I would sometimes spread misinformation. So and this is a great tactic, misinformation can be very important,” he added.
According to Business Insider, the video surfaced after NIAID director Dr. Anthony Fauci accused Paul this week of spreading misinformation about him for political gain.
“What happens when [Paul] gets out and accuses me of things that are completely untrue is that it kindles the crazies out there, and I have threats upon my life, [and] harassment of my family and my children with obscene phone calls because people are lying about me,” Fauci said.
Watch the video below.
2) Sickening is that @RandPaul once told a room full of students that “misinformation works”. And sometimes “I spread it”.
This you @SenRandPaul?
— Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) January 12, 2022
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