The White House on Wednesday deleted a tweet that misleadingly credited President Joe Biden with increasing social security payments.
Social security payments are increasing, but only because of automatic cost of living adjustments that are tied to inflation.
After Twitter posted a fact check on the misleading tweet, someone on the White House comms team decided to delete it altogether.
The affray follows billionaire Elon Musk’s long-awaited acquisition of Twitter.
Here’s the White House spox answering questions about the deleted tweet.