Think you need to give more context Joe

Posted BY: Steve Watson

For the second time in the space of a week, Twitter has ‘fact-checked’ a post by the Biden Administration concerning gas prices.

Biden again fell foul of Twitter’s ‘Birdwatch’ system, with a post that read “Right now, the most common price at gas stations across the country is $3.19 per gallon. That’s progress.”

A note was added to the post, offering more context to readers.

“Biden is referring to the ‘most common gas price’ as opposed to the average gas price of $3.800 (11/6/22). The most common is the ‘mode’ gas price. Neither is wrong and politicians tend to reference the one that is lower. The mode diminishes high gas states from the equation,” the note reads.

The added context also provided links to the American Automobile Association website and a Wall Street Journal article that lays out exactly what the mode and average gas prices are.

However, at the time of writing the fact check now appears to have been withdrawn.

Others were not so… diplomatic in their responses to Biden:

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