Democrats have gotten used to getting away with outright lies on social media while the so-called “fact checkers” relentlessly go after conservative.
With Elon Musk taking over Twitter, that seems to be about to change.
And Twitter did one unexpected thing to Joe Biden that left the President spitting nails.
If you are a conservative who has spent any time on social media, you’ve undoubtedly seen the “false information” or “missing context” flags on your posts or those that you follow.
You have probably also noticed that these flags are almost never applied to posts from the Left, regardless of how outrageous the claim may be.
Now it seems that with Elon Musk in charge, Twitter is moving in a direction of applying these flags more evenly.
Musk fact-checks the White House
The White House Twitter account claimed that Biden deserves credit for an increase in Social Security payments.
The tweet read “Seniors are getting the biggest increase in their Social Security checks in 10 years through President Biden’s leadership.”
That Tweet got a context note attached to it, as a result of other Twitter users utilizing a feature that allows them to add context and rate a claim made.
According to Musk, Twitter adds the note based on user ratings.
Musk praised the feature saying, “The community notes feature is awesome. Our goal is to make Twitter the most accurate source of information on Earth, without regard to political affiliation.”
Afterwards, the White House deleted the Tweet, and Biden’s Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was forced to claim the Tweet was “not complete.”
Bidenflation is why Social Security payments are up
Of course, in a way, Biden absolutely is responsible for the increase in Social Security payments, but certainly not in a way he wants to be bragging about.
Social Security payments automatically increase from a cost-of-living adjustment that is tied to the consumer price index.
And this wasn’t the biggest COLA increase to Social Security in 10 years, it was the biggest in 40 years.
Because inflation is the highest it’s been in 40 years!
So the White House was claiming credit for an increase in Social Security that was a direct result of the inflation their tax-and spend policies created.
The White House was basically bragging about creating inflation.
You can’t make this stuff up.
While the Social Security COLA increase may help some Social Security recipients break even, the reality is the 8.7% increase is a reflection of how much American families have lost in just the last year because of Bidenflation.
Will Twitter call out more leftist lies?
Seeing Twitter finally apply some of its fact-checking to the Left is incredibly refreshing.
This is why leftists’ heads are exploding that Musk purchased the platform.
They have gotten so used to seeing the fact-checkers only go after the Right.
That doesn’t mean that Twitter has now become a conservative platform, only that it is now a balanced and nuanced one.
For now, conservative Twitter users appear to have much to look forward to the changes Musk is bringing to the platform.
Patriot Political will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.