TWITTER ADDS FACT-CHECK TO BIDEN WHITE HOUSE’S TWEET BRAGGING ABOUT SOCIAL SECURITY’S COLA OF 8.7%

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A White House tweet on Tuesday taking credit for the upcoming big cost-of-living adjustment for Social Security benefits drew a clarification from Twitter, along with criticism from Republicans.

The White House then deleted the tweet on Wednesday.

The White House then deleted the tweet on Wednesday.

“Seniors are getting the biggest increase in their Social Security checks in 10 years through President Biden’s leadership,” the White House said in the tweet.

Twitter appended a note to the post on its social-networking service, pointing out that the large benefit increase is an automatic adjustment that’s based on the rate of inflation and required by law. That added context about the 2023 COLA of 8.7% is shown below.

Republican lawmakers also responded to the White House’s tweet, as it gave them another chance to argue that President Joe Biden’s policies, such as March 2021’s stimulus package, have contributed to raging U. S. inflation.

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