Issued on: 16/09/2020 – 18:37
Twitter Inc on Wednesday labeled a video shared by US President Donald Trump of Democratic presidential rival Joe Biden as “manipulated media".
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The video, which appeared to show Biden playing rap group NWAs song, “Fuck tha Police,” now displays a warning that links to collated tweets showing the actual event, where Biden pulled out his phone to play Luis Fonsis hit “Despacito” at a Hispanic Heritage Month event in Florida after being introduced by Fonsi.
In the manipulated video, Biden stands at a podium, takes out his cell phone and tells the audience, “I have just one thing to say,” then appears to play NWAs 1988 protest song and dances slightly, smiling.
After a few seconds, he jokes: “If I had the talent of any one of these people, Id be, Id be elected president by acclamation.”
“China is drooling,” Trump wrote over the retweet.
Trump has cast himself as a “law-and-order” president during the campaign, in response to widespread protests, most of them peaceful, following the police killing of George Floyd, a Black man in Minneapolis.
A Twitter spokeswoman said the video, which garnered more than 2.8 million views, was labelled based on its synthetic and manipulated media policy. The United Spot, self-described as making satirical videos, posted the original tweet.
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