Twitter Flags Biden Video Shared By Trump as ‘Manipulated Media’

Twitter Flags Biden Video Shared By Trump as ‘Manipulated Media’

The label was announced as part of a new policy last month

A video of Joe Biden, recently shared by President Donald Trump, has been flagged as “manipulated media” by social media platform Twitter, a label used to describe clip that has been “significantly and deceptively altered or fabricated.”

The label, which was announced as part of a new policy last month, is meant to apply to media that has been “significantly and deceptively altered or fabricated,” according to TechCrunch.

The video, which was originally posted by the White House director of social media Dan Scavino, used footage taken during a speech by Biden where he fumbled his words and stated, “excuse me. We can only re-elect Donald Trump.”

Biden added in the video, “if, in fact, we get engaged in this circular firing squad here. It’s gotta be a positive campaign.”

But the video, which was originally shared by Scavino only includes Biden stating:

“Excuse me. We can only re-elect Donald Trump.”

Twitter says in order to determine if a video has been misleading, it examines video metadata, the context of the tweets, and the Twitter user’s public information.

But the platform failed to say how it decided to apply the label to the clip, which has not changed Biden’s words although it does remove them from the context.

Scavino, took to Twitter early Monday to deny the charge that a retweeted video that showed Joe Biden stumbling during a recent speech was manipulated, according to a Fox News report.

Scavino retweeted Federal Communications commissioner, Brendan Carr:

“Disinformation” is the new disinformation”

“We’re seeing an intentional and coordinated effort by established gatekeepers to equate political speech they don’t like with the entirely separate categories of doctored deep fakes, illegal content, and deceptive cheap fakes.”

Twitter’s policy is a response to years of criticism that it has failed to deal with harassment and “toxicity” on its platform.

The platform also faced calls from Democrats to remove President Trump entirely from its platform.

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