Twitter Birdwatch Smacks Biden Press Secretary for ‘Misleading’ Americans on Inflation

A pilot Twitter program for platform users to identify “misleading” information surprisingly dinged President Joe Biden’s press secretary for gaslighting people on inflation.

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre bleated in a tweet Wednesday that “[w]We just got news of 0% inflation in our economy for July. While the price of some things went up, the price of others, like gas, clothing, and more, dropped.” 

Three notes from users who joined Twitter’s pilot – known as Birdwatch – all went after Pierre for her apparent deception. One note, which was rated “helpful” and tagged to Pierre’s tweet on the actual platform, stated that “[t]This is misleading since it leads people to believe that inflation in July was 0%. However, the actual year over-year inflation in July was 8.5%. The 0% comes from the month over month inflation between June and July.” 

Birdwatch notes rated “helpful” by “enough contributors from different points of view will appear directly on Tweets for a small, randomized group of people in the US.”

However, even though the note was initially rated “helpful” and appeared on the platform in accordance with Birdwatch policies, it now sports a label that reads: “Needs more ratings.” The explanation was just as bizarre: “This note hasn’t yet been rated by enough contributors from different perspectives.” Sounds convenient. MRC Free Speech America reached out to Twitter for comment about the note but received no response as of the publication of this story.

Given its continuing censorship against critics of President Trump, this is an unusual occurrence for Twitter. 

An April MRC Free Speech America study of its unique CensorTrack database unearthed at least 646 examples of Twitter censoring people who criticized Biden for the infamous laptop scandal involving his son Hunter in addition to Joe’s inappropriate behavior around women and children over a two-year period. 

Another study revealed that Twitter blocked former President Donald Trump’s campaign at least 625x between May 31, 2018 – Jan. 4, 2021. Biden’s campaign was not censored at all during this same period.

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