Tim Young

Fact Check

Instagram fact-checked comedian Tim Young's "#Bidenflation" post: Political comic Tim Young posted a graphic entitled "#BIDENFLATION" showing the uptick in prices for basic commodities between Sept. 2020 and Sept. 2021. The post claimed that gas has risen by 42 percent, that energy was up 24.8 percent and that the price of food had risen 4.6 percent, among others. Instagram recycled an old PolitiFact fact check designed for a different graphic to apply to Young's post. PolitiFact admitted that the prices of many key products have in fact increased. However, the fact-checker claimed that the uptick in price is due to economic depression caused by the pandemic and not from President Joe Biden's policies as the term "Bidenflation" would suggest.