To quote Michael Scott of “The Office” – “Well, well … How the turn tables.”
President Biden on Friday posted a tweet concerning “facts” about corporations producing billions devoid of paying taxes and how his so-named ‘Inflation Reduction Act’ “puts an end to” it, earning him a reality-checking label from Twitter which offered context.
“Let me give you the facts,” Biden or somebody operating his social media account wrote. “In 2020, 55 corporations made $40 billion. And they paid zero in federal taxes.”
“My Inflation Reduction Act puts an end to this.”
Twitter, newly owned by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, added a warning stating, “Readers added context they thought people may want to know.”
Let me give you the information.
In 2020, 55 corporations produced $40 billion. And they paid zero in federal taxes.
My Inflation Reduction Act puts an finish to this.
— President Biden (@POTUS) October 29, 2022
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Biden Gets a Fact-Check From Twitter
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Twitter added a reality-verify label for Biden’s tweet pointing out that only 14 out of the 55 corporations becoming referenced would be impacted by his tax law – just more than 25%.
So his tweet was a single-quarter precise, most likely a significantly greater price than most of the President’s “facts.”
Thank you @elonmusk for bringing balance to the force pic.twitter.com/bB4sYNbsMT
— Megan Fox (@MeganFoxWriter) October 30, 2022
The context added to Biden’s tweet incorporates a hyperlink to a Washington Post reality verify on a comparable claim he produced on October 20th.
“Here’s the deal: If you spent $3 on your coffee this morning, that’s more than what 55 major corporations paid in taxes in recent years,” he wrote. “It’s wrong — and it’s got to change.”
In eight days time, you can currently see the distinction in between pre-Musk Twitter and post-Musk Twitter – Balance.
Although, if Twitter genuinely wanted to add context that could have noted the reality that the ‘Inflation Reduction Act’ does not, in reality, lessen inflation.
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President Biden seems to have been hit with a reality-verify back in September as properly, prompting the post to be deleted and reworded.
Twitter reality checks Biden and then the original tweet disappears. Did the White House delete their tweet soon after becoming named out and rewrite a new comparable a single? 🧐 pic.twitter.com/RLeBbBQGk2
— Adam Milstein (@AdamMilstein) September 9, 2022
However, these labels had been couple of and far in between, as opposed to an additional President you may well know.
Biden oftentimes got away with tweeting facts that was definitively false devoid of any repercussions or ‘context’ added.
Joe Biden was vaccinated in December of 2020. This is a legitimately false tweet. No twitter reality verify. No journalists jumping in to right it. https://t.co/f1T1ezmcfy
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) May 13, 2022
Does Twitter’s label for Biden signal a new era in which President Biden will be held to an equally higher common as his predecessor? Or is it a a single-off coincidence?
Either way, just a week ago, The Political Insider reported on journalists and ‘experts’ who had been openly fretting that with Musk in charge, Twitter would have a complicated time censoring folks on the social media platform.
Journalists are supposed to be the premier advocates for absolutely free speech. Instead, they are absolutely free speech’s largest enemy.https://t.co/FggMLRDzw6
— Wayne DuPree (Shadow-Banned) 🇺🇸 (@WayneDupreeShow) October 24, 2022
Just picture if the 2020 presidential election saw Twitter slapping Democrats and media outlets with ‘context’ when they attempted to squash the Hunter Biden story as ‘Russian disinformation.’
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