Towards the end of last month, tech businessman Elon Musk completed his purchase of Twitter. Upon acquisition, Musk is cleaning house, revamping the staff at Twitter, and changing the direction of the company.
Part of this means getting rid of internal political bias that impacted how the company is run. Musk himself maintains that Twitter is going to be a platform without bias in favor of either political side.
This means applying fact-checking equally and across the board, not just against conservatives, as Twitter’s past owners did.
Musk is a man of his word. This is proven by Twitter now fact-checking misleading claims from the president himself, as reported by The Blaze.
Holding Biden Accountable
When it comes to talking about the work of his administration and other relevant political issues, Biden has a longstanding habit of being misleading, leaving out intentional information, and flat-out lying.
Before Musk bought Twitter, Biden was able to do this without being fact-checked by Twitter. Though since Twitter is under new ownership, the platform actually is holding Biden accountable.
Let me give you the facts.
In 2020, 55 corporations made $40 billion. And they paid zero in federal taxes.
My Inflation Reduction Act puts an end to this.
— President Biden (@POTUS) October 29, 2022
The fact-checking is articulate, detailed, and sets the record straight for folks who could be reading misleading tweets from the president and taking them at face value.
Thus far, the president has been fact-checked about his claims regarding the Inflation Reduction Act, large corporations, manufacturing plans, etc. If Biden continues to lie, he can expect Twitter to keep on fact-checking him.
Democrats Flee Twitter
In the wake of Musk buying Twitter, standing up for free speech, and ending politically fueled bias from the company, some Democrats say they’re done with Twitter.
Democrats with this view were largely supportive when Twitter was overtly in favor of the left-wing and didn’t even pretend to hold right-wing users to the same standards.
However, Musk’s ownership is projected to later bring in many more people on the platform, especially over the long-term.
Joe Biden gets fact checked on Twitter! YES! pic.twitter.com/tkb2u15Qk3
— Stooge Report (brain cells matter) (@stooge_report) November 1, 2022
Furthermore, the new owner of the social media site pointed out that many people who are currently banned on Twitter for vague reasons will have these bans lifted.
Democrats who support the current president also expressed reservations about him being fact-checked on Twitter. Yet, this same concern wasn’t expressed when Twitter only fact-checked Republicans and allowed misleading statements from Democrats to slide.
It’s a new day at Twitter. Despite left-wing criticism, many folks across the nation are happy about the new direction of the platform and feeling excited about what lies ahead.
What do you think about Elon Musk ensuring that Twitter is fact-checking Joe Biden when doing so is appropriate? Do you think this fact-checking will lead the president to be more truthful when he posts?
Below in the comments area, you’re more than welcome to share your thoughts.
This article appeared in Watch Dog News and has been published here with permission.