(Fact check) No Biden executive orders terminate Social Security, SSI, or “side hustles”

Anjali Jain
President Joe Biden gives a thumbs up after getting a commitment to protect Social Security and medicare from Republicans attending Tuesday night's State of the Union address.

The assertion is that Biden terminated Social Security, SSI, and “side hustles” by signing an executive order.
A Facebook post from March 23 (archive link, direct link) contains a video of President Joe Biden delivering a speech.
The video contains text that reads, “President Biden signs an executive order to terminate Social Security and SSI and to prohibit side hustles.” “Action on this bill is scheduled for June 12, 2024.”

Our assessment: False
The Federal Register reports that Biden has not issued an executive order terminating Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, or “side hustles.”
Comments regarding the debt ceiling were misrepresented.
According to the Federal Register, which records executive orders executed by presidents, Biden authored 137 between January 20, 2021, and April 2, 2024, subsequent to his inauguration. There is not a single mention of “side hustles” or termination of Social Security or Supplemental Security Income in any of the orders.


Furthermore, the video attached to the post fails to depict Biden asscribing an executive order. Instead, it presents a portion of the president’s remarks regarding the debt ceiling that occurred in October 2021. During those remarks, he emphasizes the necessity of increasing the limit.
Biden states in the clip, “It is about paying for what we owe and preventing a catastrophic event from occurring in our economy.”

The White House has made available online a video and transcript containing his complete remarks. In his remarks, he does not address the termination of Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, or “side hustles,” which refer to additional employment performed for supplemental income.
Numerous posts that combine false captions with videos of legislators or cable news programming—a form of misinformation known as “false framing”—have been debunked by USA TODAY.

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According to experts, the method operates in two ways. Prior to that, users are more likely to place their trust in a post containing authentic footage from a source they perceive as credible. It also takes advantage of the fact that users frequently navigate past the video with the sound off, oblivious to the discrepancy between the caption and the visuals.

Although USA TODAY attempted to contact the social media user who initially disseminated the claim for comment, no response was received at this time.

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