Earlier today, truth-tellers everywhere rejoiced as a completely misleading tweet from the White House got flagged by Elon Musk's new fact-checkers:
Here's the even better news: It worked! The Biden administration was sufficiently shamed enough to take down this bogus misinformation campaign!
The White House's original tweet had declared that American seniors were "getting the biggest increase in their Social Security checks in 10 years through President Biden's leadership." The federal government last month announced that Social Security checks would get nearly 9% boost this year.
That spike, however, came not from Biden administration policy but via an annual cost-of-living assessment, which is tied to the inflation rate. The COLA raise has been federal policy for about 50 years since President Richard Nixon signed it into office.
Twitter subsequently appended the White House's tweet with reader-supplied "context" regarding the mater; the White House deleted the tweet shortly thereafter.
Live look at the White House's dishonest tweet as it's deleted: