Twitter has flagged a tweet from President Trump as containing “manipulated media” after the president tweeted a clip of a black and white toddler edited to include a CNN 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.
It has been 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.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 19, 2020
“This tweet has been labeled per our synthetic and manipulated media policy to give people more context,” a Twitter spokesperson told The Hill.
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