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esident Joe Biden’s latest boast about his signature legislation — the Inflation Reduction Act — was such a stretch that even Twitter flagged the claim, suggesting that followers be made aware of additional context.
With just over a week to go until the midterm elections, Biden has made a handful of campaign stops for Democratic candidates around the country — and has spent his time on social media either attacking Republicans as “ultra-MAGA extremists” or touting his own accomplishments in an effort to push members of his party across the finish line.
But according to Twitter, Biden’s Friday attempt to do just that crossed a line — prompting the platform to flag his tweet.
“Let me give you the facts,” Biden tweeted. “In 2020, 55 corporations made $40 billion. And they paid zero in federal taxes. My Inflation Reduction Act puts an end to this.”
Let me give you the facts.— President Biden (@POTUS) October 29, 2022
In 2020, 55 corporations made $40 billion. And they paid zero in federal taxes.
My Inflation Reduction Act puts an end to this.
The flag, which appeared immediately below the president’s tweet on the platform, included context added by readers because “they thought people might want to know.”