Twitter Applies Fact Checks to Biden Claims
- November 9, 2022
Mitch Kokai, John Locke Foundation
It is truly a new era at Twitter! Yet another tweet from Joe Biden’s official presidential account has been fact-checked!
In a tweet posted Sunday, Biden used a more flattering metric on gas prices—a major issue of the 2022 midterm elections—and got slapped with a context fact-check.
Last week, the White House posted a tweet hailing “President Biden’s leadership” for the increase in Social Security payments, which was flagged as misleading because the increase in Social Security payments was actually caused by a 40-year high in inflation. The tweet was later deleted by the White House—an action that appears to be in violation of the Presidential Records Act, according to a watchdog group called Protect the Public’s Trust (PPT).