Twitter Flags Trump Campaign Tweet of Biden Clip as Manipulated Media

By Christine Zosche 

Twitter flagged a short clip tweeted by the Trump campaign of a brief segment of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s speech Monday as “manipulated media.” (The Hill)

The Trump War Room, an official Twitter account for President Trump’s campaign, shared a three-second clip from the speech in which Biden pushed back on the frequently repeated claim from Republicans that there would be increased violence if Biden were elected president. (USA Today)

In the clip, Biden mentioned the Trump campaign line “you won’t be safe in Joe Biden’s America” to respond that violence is already happening and asking if people are really safe in Trump’s America. The Trump War Room Twitter account just shared the snippet of Biden saying the line. (Mediaite)

Twitter also labeled a tweet by White House director of social media Dan Scavino as “manipulated media” on Monday. (VentureBeat)

In the tweet, posted Sunday, Scavino shared a video appearing to show Biden falling asleep during a local TV news interview while an anchor laughs. The video was actually from a nine-year-old interview with singer and activist Harry Belafonte. (Daily Beast)