“The decision stands even after WaPo gave the video ‘Four Pinocchios’ in a recent fact-check”
A new video ad the Joe Biden campaign is sharing on Twitter contains at least two obvious falsehoods. It pushes the false narrative that Trump called Coronavirus a hoax, and it rehashes the debunked ‘very fine people on both sides’ moment from Charlottesville.
In spite of these inaccuracies, Twitter will not label the ad as deceptive.
Shelby Talcott reports at the Daily Caller:
Twitter Refuses To Label Deceptive Biden Video As ‘Manipulated’ – Here’s Why
Twitter will not label a deceptively edited video from former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign as “manipulated media,” the social media platform told the Daily Caller.
A misleading campaign advertisement, tweeted by Biden March 3, 2020, attacked President Donald Trump and his reaction to the novel coronavirus. The video was cut to suggest Trump said “coronavirus … this is their new hoax” during a campaign rally in February.
Twitter said it will not add the same label to Biden’s clip because of the date it was tweeted. The social media giant recently announced a new policy where certain content will be labeled as “manipulated media” if it appears as though it was edited deceptively. A Trump campaign video was one of the first to receive this label.
The new policy began on March 5, according to Twitter. Since Biden’s video was tweeted out on March 3, Twitter will not be labeling it as “manipulated media,” the platform confirmed to the Daily Caller.
Talcott notes that even the Washington Post has called out the ad:
The decision stands even after WaPo gave the video “Four Pinocchios” in a recent fact-check, they told me:https://t.co/dvJQEqR5lt
— Shelby Talcott (@ShelbyTalcott) March 13, 2020
Watch the Biden ad below:
We can’t sit by and lose this country to Donald Trump. Today, we take it back — together.
— Joe Biden (Text Join to 30330) (@JoeBiden) March 3, 2020
Meg Kelly’s fact check on this at the Washington Post is pleasantly surprising:
Biden ad manipulates video to slam Trump
An onslaught of political advertising is par for the course in any election year. The 2020 presidential contest proves to be no exception.
So, on first glance, nothing was unusual when former vice president Joe Biden, who appears to be on track for the Democratic nomination, took a swing at President Trump. On March 3, he tweeted a video with the caption, “We can’t sit by and lose this country to Donald Trump. Today, we take it back — together.” However, while the caption is standard political rhetoric, the attached video included two clips of the president that meet the Fact Checker’s standards for manipulated video. Our guide includes three broad categories: Some video is taken out of context; other content is deceptively edited; or, in the worst instances, it is deliberately altered.
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