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Ciara O'Rourke
By Ciara O'Rourke February 23, 2023

No, President Joe Biden didn’t admit the 2020 presidential election was stolen

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  • This audio clip isn’t an authentic recording of the president.

President Joe Biden legally won his White House seat and has criticized detractors "seeking to steal the 2020 election from the people," so it would be quite the shock to discover that he also "admits to faking the election." 

That’s what a Feb. 22 Instagram post claims, sharing audio purported to be Biden saying "OK, they election might have been fake, but the perk wasn’t. I’m wired as a motherf-----, don’t start trying to play with me … I’m really about that action. Biden out." 

This post was flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Meta, which owns Facebook and Instagram.)


This audio is, of course, not authentic. 

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There’s no evidence Biden said anything remotely like this. 

But such fake audio clips of the president are becoming more common. We’ve fact-checked some, such as claims that Biden said he was going to change the name of Black History Month and an alleged leaked voicemail from Biden about classified documents.   

"Lately virtual Biden has been spouting off — rather fluently — on a number of topics about which the president wouldn’t and/or shouldn’t have strong opinions," Rolling Stone said. "It’s all thanks to the advent of powerful AI tools for voice cloning." 

We rate claims that this is an authentic clip of Biden saying he cheated in the 2020 presidential election False.

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