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Social Media Posts Misleadingly Edit and Misrepresent Biden Remarks from Teleprompter

Social Media Posts Misleadingly Edit and Misrepresent Biden Remarks from Teleprompter

President Joe Biden quoted the Supreme Court majority opinion on ending the constitutional right to abortion in remarks he made on July 8. Social media posts falsely claim he mistakenly read teleprompter cues. A White House press secretary told us Biden intentionally said “end of quote” and then said “repeat the line” for emphasis, and the full, live remarks support that explanation. 

Post Misrepresents Democrats’ History of Opposing Platform Monopolies

Post Misrepresents Democrats’ History of Opposing Platform Monopolies

Elon Musk’s $44 billion offer to buy Twitter was criticized by several prominent Democrats. But a social media post misleadingly claims Democrats didn’t speak out against companies buying out competitors and creating monopolies until Musk bought Twitter. Democrats have opposed monopoly power and encouraged competition for years.