Twitter Fact Checks Biden’s Tweet About Musk

( )- Twitter has “fact-checked” a post by the Biden Administration regarding gas costs for the second time in a week.

With a tweet that read, “Right now, the most typical price at petrol stations across the country is $3.19 per gallon,” Biden once again ran afoul of Twitter’s “Birdwatch” system.

Readers provided more context in a note that was appended to the post. That is rare but encouraging progress for a giant social media site.

Rather than the $3.800 national average, Biden refers to the “most common gas price.” The “mode” gas price is the most typical. Politicians frequently mention the lower number even though neither is correct. According to the notation, the mode removes high gas states from the equation.

Links to the American Automobile Association website and a Wall Street Journal story that detail the mode and average gas prices were also included in the context.

Others didn’t respond to Biden in such a courteous manner:

Twitter users were made aware of the Biden Administration ”misinformation” last week through the platform’s Birdwatch function, which has been operational since January 2021 but appears to be put to use more frequently these days.

When Twitter flagged the tweet for fact-checking, the White House promptly removed it, noting that other users may have additional “context” to provide. The tweet claimed that seniors would receive significant increases in Social Security benefits. As we said, the White House promptly removed the tweet.

On Friday, it was reported that President Joe Biden stated something along the lines of, “Now what are we all worried about, Elon Musk goes out and buys an outfit that… spews misinformation all across the world.”

The following statement made by Biden was, “There are no editors in America today.” There is not even one editor. How exactly do we anticipate that young children will realize the problems at hand?

In the meantime, Musk has said that the $8 Blue Check program will be implemented, despite the concerns that its detractors, such as Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, had been expressing for the previous week.