Twitter Flags Trump Tweet As ‘Manipulated Media’ Over Fake CNN Chyron
Twitter has flagged a tweet from President Donald Trump as containing “manipulated media” after Trump tweeted an edited clip that includes a fake CNN chyron.
The edited clip shows a black toddler and a white toddler running on the sidewalk with the chyron reading “terrified todler[sic] runs from racist baby.”
The initial video, which was widely circulated online long before the tweet, shows the two children running towards each other and embracing. But it was edited to include ominous background music and the fictitious CNN headline. The video reverts to the original clip midway through, cutting to a title reading “America is not the problem. Fake news is.”
The tweet marks the third time the social media platform has flagged a tweet by the president.
On the first occasion, Twitter appended the president’s comments on mail-in voting, a frequent topic for Trump, as containing misinformation about an election.
Trump has pushed back sharply against flags from the platform, announcing an executive order shortly after the first time a tweet was flagged that directed the federal government to consider removing some of social media platforms’ legal protections.
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