The Video of Biden Authorising More Stimulus Checks Is a Hoax

A video purporting to show Vice President Joe Biden authorising a new batch of stimulus payments is a hoax. The audio was extracted from a video shot during COP26.

Third stimulus payment, known as an economic effect payment, was issued in March 2021 as part of the American Rescue Plan. Married couples filing a combined return were eligible for up to $2,800 in rewards. The IRS reported making more over 171 million payments as of late July 2021.

Taxpayers have been cautioned about scams when stimulus cheques were initially given.

On Facebook, a video has gone viral purporting to show Vice President Joe Biden announcing the second round of stimulus checks to be issued. Joe Biden appears to be saying, “Some folks in the country will begin to receive those direct deposits this weekend, and payments to eligible Americans will continue over the course of the following few weeks.”

At the bottom of the video, there is a screenshot that appears to show Vice President Joe Biden signing an executive order.

Did President Joe Biden say that a new batch of stimulus funds would be delivered to Americans in the coming weeks ? 

This is false.

President Joe Biden is not on the video, which means it is a hoax. Another wave of stimulus cheques will not be issued by the federal government.

Facebook page “Care First Homes” has 830 followers, but the video has been seen over 45,000 times.

“We saw this on the news last night and were very delighted,” the message read. Also this morning, I received a phone call from a friend who informed me of some good news for US Medicare beneficiaries. All I had to do was enter [sic] my zip code on the website and confirm my Medicare details, and now we’re getting back $2880. Zip can be found on the company’s website!”

Neither a broadcast nor an official White House video can be found in the bogus video. A “missing context” tag has been applied by Facebook to the post.

At the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in November 2021, President Joe Biden delivered an address. Even the audio in the Facebook video has been digitally altered to sound like Vice President Joe Biden or someone is doing an impression of the president.

Video from the COP26 speech on C-website SPAN’s matches the fake viral video. In the background, you can see the same flag arrangement and Biden’s necktie.

Psaki’s March 11, 2021, daily briefing on stimulus checks is also used in the video.

Some people in the country will begin receiving direct deposits in their bank accounts this weekend. This is, of course, just the first wave. Payments to eligible Americans will continue for the foreseeable future, according to Psaki, who spoke at the press briefing.