In the misleading video, Biden approached the podium and pulls out his phone, moments later, he appears to play the NWA song “F*** Tha Police”, which begins “f*** the police, coming straight from the underground.”
Moments later, Biden pauses the song and says, “I tell you what, if I had the talent of any one of these people, I’d be elected president by acclamation.”
Trump wrote along with the repost, “China is drooling. They can’t believe this!”
China is drooling. They can’t believe this! https://t.co/AAmBGgHhyR
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 16, 2020
In reality, Biden played the song “Despacito” after being introduced by Luis Fonsi, who sings that song.
After being introduced by Luis Fonsi, Joe Biden pulled out his phone and started playing Despacito ahead of his remarks kicking off Hispanic Heritage Month in Kissimmee, FL. pic.twitter.com/7R6hUZgLW1
— Sarah Mucha (@sarahmucha) September 16, 2020
This is not the first time that Trump or his campaign have been tagged as “manipulated media” on Twitter. In late August, the Trump campaign Twitter account posted a clip of Biden saying “you won’t be safe in Joe Biden’s America.” Twitter tagged that clip as “manipulated media.”
In June, Trump posted a video that was doctored to look like a clip from CNN. The chyron in that video was faked and Twitter added a “manipulated media” tag. The video was removed after a complaint from the copyright owner.
Twitter and other social media networks have faced barrages of criticism after the 2016 elections in which fake news became a constant problem on the platforms. Twitter has since added a fact-checking feature to some of Trump’s tweets, specifically his misleading tweets about mail-in voting.
Additionally, Facebook has begun adding an information label to some of Trump’s statements on the platform about mail-in voting.
And the social media giant has added explanations to other doctored videos, including one of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), which was slowed to make it look as if Pelosi were drunk or drugged.
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