Valiant News: The official Biden administration White House Twitter account has deleted a tweet the Twitter community judged to contain misinformation regarding American seniors and Social Security checks after the tweet was flagged by Twitter for omitting context.
In the tweet, the White House falsely claimed that “Seniors are getting the biggest increase in their Social Security checks in 10 years through President Biden’s leadership.”
The misinformation contained within the tweet prompted Twitter to flag it with a “context” label, which accurately pointed out that while it is technically true that seniors will see a significant Social Security payment increase, it is due to the high inflation that has come to characterize the economy under Biden.
“Seniors will receive a large Social Security benefit increase due to the annual cost of living adjustment, which is based on the inflation rate,” Twitter explained in its community-driven fact check. Twitter’s context flag added that “President Richard Nixon in 1972 signed into law automatic benefit adjustments tied to the Consumer Price Index.” more