At the Disinformation of Democracy Conference in April 2022, a student from the University of Chicago asks if the media acted inappropriately by dismissing Hunter Biden's Laptop as "Russian Disinformation", Anne Applebaum of The Atlantic said she thought Hunter Biden’s Laptop was totally irrelevant…
Student Daniel Schmidt: A poll, later after that, found that if voters knew about the content of the laptop, 16% of Joe Biden voters would have acted differently. Do you think the media acted inappropriately when they instantly dismissed Hunter Biden's laptop as Russian disinformation, and what can we learn from that in ensuring that what we label as disinformation is truly disinformation, and not reality?
Anne Applebaum: My problem with Hunter Biden's laptop is I think it's totally irrelevant... I mean, it's not whether it's disinformation... I didn't think Hunter Biden's business relationships have anything to do with who should be President of the United States
David Axelrod then brought the session to close.
One month before the 2020 election, The Media Said Hunter Biden's laptop was Russian Disinformation, which was confirmed by Fifty Former Intelligence Experts. Eighteen months later the New York Times finally Confirmed Hunter Biden's Laptop Was Authentic.