President Joe Biden has lashed out after Twitter fact-checked a White House tweet on Tuesday for taking credit for the upcoming big cost-of-living adjustment for Social Security benefits.
Biden’s frustration has been bubbling up since billionaire Elon Musk purchased Twitter, which could level the playing field for conservatives who are shadow banned or suspended from the platform.
“Now what are we all worried about: Elon Musk goes out and buys an outfit that sends – that spews lies all across the world,” he said days after being fact-checked.
Biden made an apparent attack on how Twitter will be run without the total censorship it had under its previous ownership.
“There’s no editors anymore in America,” Biden snapped.
“How do we expect kids to be able to understand what is at stake?” he asked.
Last month, Biden claimed the mainstream media had lost its ability to control the political narrative.
“The ability of newspapers to have much impact is de minimis,” he said at a fundraiser with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, using a Latin phrase that means “lacking significance or importance.”
“They’ve been overtaken by the Internet,” he said.
“Look what’s happened now. Everything is changing because technology has changed,” he said.
“There are no editors anymore. There are no editors anymore,” Biden added.
At the event, Biden signalled his frustration that Americans would not be able to distinguish the truth if there were no editors to steer them in the right direction.
“How do people know the truth?” he asked.
“What do they — how do they make — make a distinction between fact and fiction? There’s so much — so much going on. And we’re in the middle of this,” Biden continued.
“It changed the politics of the world,” he said.
“And it goes all the way straight through to everything from the electronic changes,” Biden added.
Despite Biden’s claims that Twitter spreads lies, he has been doing it regularly without any blowback from mainstream media or social media platforms.
Earlier this week, Biden falsely claimed he met the ‘inventor’ of insulin despite the naturally occurring hormone being discovered in 1921 and the doctor dying a year before he was born.
The president was torched for his claim about insulin, a signature achievement by Canadian doctors Frederick Banting and Charles Best, who successfully isolated the hormone in July 1921.