Twitter Flags Trump-Approved Vid Of Biden Re-Electing Him As ‘Manipulated Media’
By Izza Sofia, 10 Mar 2020
Left image via Drop of Light / Shutterstock.com, right image via Nicole Glass Photography / Shutterstock.com
Twitter has branded a viral clip showing former vice president Joe Biden “endorsing” president Donald Trump with a label reading “manipulated media.”
The abbreviated 13-second clip showed Biden purportedly stating, “We can only re-elect Donald Trump,” before his speech was cut off.
In comparison, the original video showed Biden at a rally in Kansas City, saying, “We can only re-elect Donald Trump if in fact we get engaged in this circular firing squad here. It’s going to be a positive campaign, so join us.”
The edited footage was shared by White House social media director Dan Scavino and retweeted by Trump himself. Twitter quickly added a “manipulated media” tag to the video.
A spokesperson for Twitter has confirmed with The Hill that the tweet violated its “synthetic and manipulated media policy.”
Just in: Twitter applied its new manipulated media label for the first time to a deceptively edited video of Joe Biden. It was shared by White House social media director Dan Scavino, and retweeted by the president. pic.twitter.com/PggcCwMNkx— Cat Zakrzewski (@Cat_Zakrzewski) March 8, 2020
[via The Hill, opening image via Drop of Light / Shutterstock.com, Nicole Glass Photography / Shutterstock.com]
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