Biden did not authorize new stimulus checks

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A video showing President Biden authorizing a new round of stimulus checks is fake. The audio was manipulated from a video taken during COP26.

The third stimulus check, formally known as an economic impact payment, was a product of the American Rescue Plan enacted in March 2021. Those eligible for payments received up to $1,400, and married couples filing a joint return received up to $2,800. As of late July 2021, the IRS said it had made more than 171 million payments.

Since stimulus checks were first issued, taxpayers have been warned about scams. Many viewers have also emailed VERIFY to ask if a fourth round of payments is in the works. 

A video claiming to show President Joe Biden announcing the next wave of stimulus checks has been shared widely on Facebook. In the video, Biden can be heard saying,…

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