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The White House deleted a tweet flagged by Twitter that credited Biden with raising Social Security payments

The White House deleted a tweet flagged by Twitter that credited Biden with raising Social Security payments

On Wednesday, the White House deleted a tweet that said “President Biden’s leadership” for increasing Social Security payments, which Twitter labeled as something that was actually caused by 40-year high inflation.

“Seniors have the biggest increase Social security checks in 10 years through the leadership of President Biden,” the White House announced on Tuesday.

The White House tweet was followed by a a note from Twitter who said many readers added “context” to the WH message which said the increase in Social Security payments was “due to an annual cost-of-living adjustment, which is based on the rate of inflation”.

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In a tweet this week, the White House attributed the rise in Social Security payments to President Biden, not inflation.

In a tweet this week, the White House attributed the rise in Social Security payments to President Biden, not inflation.
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Twitter adds “contextual” notes when Twitter users rate them high enough, which is the point The new owner of Twitter, Elon Muskhe stressed on Wednesday morning.

“The community notes feature is great. Our goal is to make Twitter the most accurate source of information on Earth, regardless of political affiliation,” Musk said.

TWITTER FLAGS WHITE HOUSE TWEET CREDITING SOCIAL SECURITY PAYOUT INCREASE CAUSED BY INFLATION

Elon Musk praised Twitter "community notes" a feature that was used to reject the White House's request for Social Security benefits.

Elon Musk praised Twitter’s “community notes” feature that was used to debunk the White House’s claim about Social Security benefits.
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Shortly after the tweet was removed, a White House official told Fox News Digital that the decision was made because “the point was incomplete.” For a fuller explanation, the official referred Fox to a statement from White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre in mid-October that said Social Security checks would grow as Medicare premiums fall, meaning “seniors will have an opportunity to outpace inflation .”

Jean-Pierre reiterated this at a White House briefing, saying “the tweet was not complete.”

Social Security benefits will increase by 8.7% next year, the largest cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) since 1981. The Social Security Administration calculates the COLA based on the increase in the Consumer Price Index from the third quarter of 2021 to the third quarter of 2022.

President Biden's White House on Wednesday took down his tweet "leadership" helped increase social security payments.

President Biden’s White House on Wednesday took down a tweet that said his “leadership” helped increase Social Security payments.
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While the tweet has been deleted, the White House Twitter account automatically archives all account activity, in accordance with federal public records laws. This means that a deleted tweet will still be archived.



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