In February, news broke that the Biden administration was distributing free crack pipes as part of a program to distribute ‘safe smoking kits’ to cities across the country. Hilariously, the grant used to fund the kits were part of a program aimed at advancing ‘racial equity’.
Fact-checkers pounced on the story immediately, labeling it false. 100PercentFedUp was fact-checked on Facebook for writing about the story. Fact checks on major social media websites such as Facebook can lead to ‘shadow bans’, where a page’s reach is significantly reduced.
The fact-checkers claimed that the story, which originated from the Free Beacon, was inaccurate because the White House released a statement saying that the safe smoking kits they were funding would not contain crack pipes. Despite the White House’s denials, they refused to discuss who applied for the grants or who would be receiving them, citing confidentiality.
Prominent Conservative activist Greg Price was kind enough to provide a compilation of these ‘fact checks’ on Twitter.