Twitter’s grassroots fact-checking service is doing the job that journalists refuse to do — hold President Biden accountable for his claims.
Users of Twitter’s “Community Notes” feature often propose notes on tweets posted to the Prevaricator In Chief’s account, but because there must be an agreement between contributors with a diversity of views, the notes aren’t always seen by the public.
Unfortunately for Biden, several tweets posted to his @POTUS account on Sunday garnered enough consensus across the political spectrum to be shown to the public on Twitter as “helpful” notes.
The first was a tweet claiming credit for the 988 Suicide and Crisis Prevention Hotline and its success. There’s just one problem — it was signed into law during the Trump administration.
The second tweet to be fact-checked by Twitter users was one touting the success of “Bidenomics” and its effect on real wages post-COVID.
Community Notes slapped reality onto the tweet with actual data and not just partisan claims.
Looks like Biden is getting called out for his lies by ordinary Americans every single day and twice on Sundays.
I’m not alone in appreciating Community Notes on Biden’s tweets.
Community Notes Never Misses. pic.twitter.com/SzyWOtn8yw
— TheQuartering (@TheQuartering) July 17, 2023
Fact checkers that actually fact check are so cool! For so long it’s just been a tool to run hit pieces on people who tell the truth the establishment doesn’t like- but now it’s doing the work it was set out for. Love it. https://t.co/oTeLw7i9x1
— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) July 17, 2023
Community notes fact checking regime Pravda https://t.co/RaVNn1hin4
— Auron MacIntyre (@AuronMacintyre) July 17, 2023
In reality, prices are up 16.6% and real wages are down 3% since Biden took office.
That’s “Bidenomics.” https://t.co/RaHVTGSKcg
— Tommy Pigott (@TommyPigott) July 16, 2023
Our current @POTUS lies and twists the truth so much that we have to have Community Notes provide important context to his tweets.
This is the same admin that was going to give you a "Disinformation Governance Board".
Let that sink in… pic.twitter.com/1k8YAEtLGm
— Conservative Sue (@ConservativeSue) July 17, 2023
Stop taking credit for Trump’s accomplishments. And fire your twitter intern. https://t.co/KpK9Dye6G6
— Mike Sperrazza (@MikeASperrazza) July 17, 2023
Some right-wingers pointed out that in the old days, it used to be the job of journalists to hold elected officials to account.
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) July 17, 2023
Unfortunately, it is true.
And the so-called fact-checkers — some funded by leftwing billionaires — carrying water for the Dems and labeling anything they don’t like “disinformation” and “hate” aren’t helping.
Elon Musk did a great thing when he bought Twitter and changed the creepily named “Bird Watch” feature to “Community Notes” and democratized fact-checking.
We always asked who would fact-check the fact-checkers, and now we know. It’s you.
Cross-Posted With Clash Daily