Twitter said it would not label a video posted by Joe Biden with the “manipulated media” tag, despite doing the same to a pro-Trump video that was not edited.
Earlier today, the Democrat presidential candidate posted a clearly doctored video with out-of-context clips of President Trump spliced together to make it seem as if the President was criticizing his own administration’s response to the Chinese coronavirus.
Although such videos are a common trope in online politics, Twitter has in the past labeled out-of-context clips misrepresenting what a candidate is saying as “manipulated media.”
In March, Twitter added the “manipulated media” label to a clip posted by Trump official Dan Scavino. The video featured a Biden gaffe in which the Democrat accidentally calls for the re-election of Donald Trump. Unlike the clip posted by Biden today, there is no splicing together of different statements — it was simply a clip of