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Fact-check Feature on Platform X Sparks Debate on 'Bidenomics'

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Mazhar Abbas
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Fact-check Feature on Platform X Sparks Debate on 'Bidenomics'

On a recent day, users of a social media platform known as X, particularly those on the conservative spectrum, found appreciation in the 'Community Notes' feature. The feature fact-checked a statement made by White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre about President Biden's economic policies, referred to as 'Bidenomics.'

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'Bidenomics in Action': A Claim Fact-checked

Jean-Pierre had asserted that the recent U.S. jobs report, which demonstrated 199,000 jobs created last month and a total of 14.1 million jobs under President Biden, was evidence of 'Bidenomics in action.' The 'Community Notes' feature on platform X offered a counter-narrative, utilizing a press release from the U.S. House Budget Committee. The release indicated that almost 72% of job gains since 2021 were recoveries of jobs lost during the pandemic, rather than new job creation.

Critics Challenge the White House Press Secretary

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Prominent conservative figures and media personalities leveraged the fact-check to challenge Jean-Pierre's statement and accuse the Biden administration of misleading the public about the economy's state. President Biden and some media outlets have claimed that the economy is improving under his leadership. However, a New York Times/Siena poll indicated that a majority of voters, including Democrats, view the economy as 'only fair' or 'poor.'

Divided Views on the Economy's State

The article also touched on the party divide over the economy's health and the stark switch that occurs with a new administration. It highlighted the impact of inflation on the public mood and the urgency to address rising costs. The report suggested that the economy is faring better than what former President Trump would have people believe, supported by actual numbers from the jobs report. Fox News anchor admitted to the economy faring well. The narrative also brought to light President Biden's views on investing in America and the need to address the issue of gun violence, inflation, and its impact on people's lives.

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