Double Standard: Twitter Under Fire For Letting This White House Lie Go Unchecked

By Mark Gruber | Tuesday, 17 May 2022 14:00
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Remember the warnings underneath President Trump's Tweet's? Well, apparently, they were unique to him and other conservatives. A brazen White House lie was allowed to be tweeted out with no warnings, no qualifications and no 'misinformation' labeling. Even Biden-friendly CNN called them out. Maybe the DHS' new Truth Ministry should be notified.

The White House is meeting backlash after it wrongly argued in a tweet this week that "there was no vaccine available" for COVID-19 when Joe Biden took office last year. Yet, Twitter is silent regarding why that argument is still on the platform with no "misinformation" warning label.

On Thursday, the official White House Twitter account announced, "When President Biden took office, millions were unemployed and there was no vaccine available."

After the original tweet attracted a lot of fierce denouncement from Twitter users who pointed out that there was a COVID-19 vaccine available when Biden took office on Jan. 20, 2021, the White House conceded in a follow-up tweet Friday that it "misstated that vaccines were unavailable in January 2021," yet did not delete the initial tweet that was shared almost 3,000 times.

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"We previously misstated that vaccines were unavailable in January 2021. We should have said that they were not widely available. Vaccines became available shortly before the President came into office. Since then, he’s responsible for fully vaccinating over 200 million people," the Friday tweet announced.

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Fox News reached out to the White House and Twitter over the weekend to try and understand why the tweet had not been deleted and why no warning label had been stamped to the tweet, informing readers of the false information included in the tweet. Fox News did not immediately receive a response from the White House or Twitter.

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Both President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris received COVID-19 vaccinations before taking office, soon after the first person in the nation, Sandra Lindsay was vaccinated on December 14, 2020. Biden received his first dose of the vaccine on December 21, 2020, while Harris received hers on December 29, 2020.

Twitter users from across the political spectrum denounced the White House for the post.

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"Who’s manning the @WhiteHouse Twitter account?" chief Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler asked, pressing whoever it is to "Delete this false tweet."

He went on, "Biden himself has said 8% of seniors had gotten the vaccine on the day he took office. Biden was one of them," linking to a fact-check piece he had written last year.

Fox News contributor Joe Concha asked his fellow Twitter users, "Anybody got the customer service line for the new disinformation board?"

Author Max Abrahms quipped regarding getting the appointed government "Disinformation Governance Board" head on the case, tweeting, "Call Nina Jankowicz."

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