Twitter Fact Checks Joe Biden After He Accuses Platform of “Spewing Lies”

Twitter Fact Checks Joe Biden After He Accuses Platform of “Spewing Lies”

Think you need to give more context Joe

Steve Watson

For the second time in the space of a week, Twitter has ‘fact checked’ a post by the Biden Administration concerning gas prices.

Biden again fell foul of Twitter’s ‘Birdwatch’ system, with a post that read “Right now, the most common price at gas stations across the country is $3.19 per gallon. That’s progress.”

A note was added to the post, offering more context from readers.

“Biden is referring to the ‘most common gas price’ as opposed to the average gas price of $3.800 (11/6/22). The most common is the ‘mode’ gas price. Neither are wrong and politicians tend to reference the one that is lower. The mode diminishes high gas states from the equation,” the note reads.

The added context also provided links to the American Automobile Association website and a Wall Street Journal article that lays out exactly what the mode and average gas prices are.

However, at time of writing the fact check now appears to have been withdrawn.

Others were not so… diplomatic in their responses to Biden:

The Biden Administration was previously flagged last week by Twitter’s Birdwatch system, which has been in effect since January 2021 but now seems to be being applied more frequently.

As we highlighted, the White House quickly deleted a tweet claiming seniors are to receive big Social Security increases after Twitter placed a fact check warning on it, noting that other readers had some added “context” to share.

Biden himself claimed on Friday that “now what are we all worried about, Elon Musk goes out and buys an outfit that… spews lies all across the world.”

Biden added “There’s no editors anymore in America. There’s no editors. How do we expect kids to be able to understand what is at stake?”

Musk, meanwhile, has officially announced the implementation of the $8 Blue Check plan that detractors, including Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, were fretting about last week.

Musk has also made it clear that impersonation on the platform, without clearly being marked as satire or parody, will not be tolerated, and that rules that were already in place will be enforced.

Some leftists, angry with Musk’s announcements, purposefully changed their names to ‘Elon Musk’ and their profile picture to match Musk’s, then put out sarcastic tweets.

This resulted in their accounts being suspended:


(TLB) published this article from Summit News

Header featured image (edited) credit:  Biden/Musk/Stephanie Keith/Getty Images and Muhammed Selim Korkutata / Anadolu Agency

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