The White House quickly deleted a tweet claiming seniors are to receive big Social Security increases Wednesday night after Twitter placed a fact check warning on it, noting that other readers had some added “context” to share.
The White House deleted this tweet boasting about seniors getting the biggest increase in Social Security checks in 10 years when Twitter added a “context notice” explaining that increases are automatically given based on the rate of inflation. pic.twitter.com/7jBqwsPYOa
— David Shafer (@DavidShafer) November 2, 2022
The original tweet echoed a claim made by Joe Biden during his rambling speech.
Biden stated “And on my watch, for the first time in 10 years, seniors are getting an increase in their Social Security checks. So, checks are going to be up and Medicare payments are going to be down.”
The tweet was misleading, and was clearly sent out to give the impression that the Biden administration is increasing checks, when in reality they are merely being adjusted to reflect the rampant 40 year record high inflation Biden has presided over.
— Mark Bednar (@MarkBednar) November 2, 2022