Facts First: The tweets by Grenell and Levin are egregiously deceptive: they create the false impression that the photo of Biden without a mask on a plane was taken during the coronavirus pandemic. The photo was actually taken in November 2019, before the pandemic.
Vogue’s caption on the shot reads as follows: “Yamamoto and Biden huddle on a flight to South Carolina in November 2019.”
A Twitter spokesperson told CNN on Monday that the tweets from Grenell and Levin do not violate Twitter rules and will not have any fact check labels affixed to them.
Copies of the false claim being shared on Facebook are being labeled as false, including Levin’s post. Levin has since shared multiple posts attacking fact-checkers.