A video showing President Biden approving a new round of stimulus check is false. The sound was manipulated from a video taken during COP26.
The third stimulus check, formally known as an economic impact payment, was a product of the U.S. rescue plan adopted in March 2021. Those eligible for payments received up to $ 1,400, and married couples who submitted a joint feedback received up to $ 2,800. By the end of July 2021, the IRS said it had made more than 171 million payments.
Since stimulus checks were first issued, taxpayers have been warned about fraud. Many viewers have also sent an email to VERIFY to ask if fourth payment round is underway.
A video claiming to show President Joe Biden announcing the next wave of stimulus control has been widely shared on Facebook. In the video, Biden appears to be saying, “Some people in the country will start seeing the direct payments on their bank accounts this weekend, and payments to eligible Americans will continue over the next several weeks.”
The video also shows a screenshot at the bottom claiming that Biden is signing an executive order.
The video about fake stimulus checks was posted on Facebook
The video was posted on a Facebook page called “Care First Homes”, which has only 830 followers and was viewed more than 45,000 times.
The post said, “We came across this in the news last night and were so happy. My friend also called me this morning and told me about the good news for medicare holders in the US. All I did was enter [sic] my zip on the website and confirmed my medicare details and now we get $ 2880 back. Just check the zip on the website! “
The fake video is not from a news broadcast, nor is it an official video from the White House. Facebook has also labeled the post as “lack of context”.
The video footage was edited from a speech given by President Joe Biden at COP26, the UN climate conference held in November 2021. The sound in the video, which was sent to Facebook, is also out of sync with Biden’s lips and was either digitally changed to sound like him, or is there someone who makes an impression of the president.