A video turned up to show that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden had seen more than 4.5 million views on Wednesday, disparaging police on Twitter until Wednesday afternoon, spread by President Donald Trump, who tweeted it twice.
In the original video, Biden pulls out his cellphone and plays “Despacito, “A song by a Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Louis fonsiIntroduced him to a Hispanic Heritage Month event on Tuesday in Kissimmee, Florida. In the altered video, NWA’s “F– Th Police” plays.
“What is it all about,” the president said earlier as he tweeted the video Tuesday night. He retweeted it on Wednesday, stating: “China is shaking. They can’t believe it! “
Like The video was retweeted from United Spot, which describes itself as parody or satire Youtube And Facebook, but Not on twitter, Where the pro-Trump account has more than 22,000 followers. The account, which often tags the president to make him aware of the positions, was created in 2020. Another account associated with United Spot was previously suspended on Twitter. The forum did not immediately respond to a question about the relationship between the two accounts.
A Twitter spokesperson told The Associated Press that the tweet had manipulated media tags based on the platform’s policy on synthetic and manipulated media.
United Spot often manipulates videos on their social media accounts, some of them attacking political personalities such as Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi And former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. It did not respond to a request for comment.
United Spot shared Biden’s altered video with the caption, “Joe Biden has just one thing to say and it’s no good.” Listen to it. “The President retweeted it Tweet.
Links to the tampered video also appeared on Facebook on Wednesday. Facebook spokesman Andy Stone said, “The video has been fact-checked, and even before it happened, it was removed from places where people search for content Instagram, Such as Explore and Hashtag. “
On Wednesday, social media users began to change the song shared in the manipulated video. The official account of the Trump campaign, Team Trump, shared a converted version of the video with the audio saying, “I love the kids jumping on my lap.” Biden commented on the children jumping on his lap during a 2017 ceremony in Willington. , Delaware, where a pool facility was being renamed for him. Biden worked as a lifeguard in the pool. At the event, Biden discusses how he learned about race while working in the pool, which served the predominantly black community.
On Tuesday, Biden made his first trip to Florida since the Democratic presidential nomination, an effort to bolster support in an important underground state. Biden’s victory in Florida would significantly shorten the path to Trump’s reelection.
Biden is the latest attempt by Trump’s campaign to make suggestions against police. The campaign and the Republican National Committee falsely suggested Biden support to discredit the police. Biden has outlined plans that would redirect police funding to address mental health and make changes to the prison system.
Twitter previously flagged Trump’s tweet for manipulating the media. In June, Twitter implemented this label A converted video Shared by Trump who shows a white child running towards a black child. The video was labeled with a fake CNN title stating, “Terrorist child moves from racist child.” In the original video, which was shared to tell the story of the two boys’ friendship, toddlers meet and hug.
In July, Twitter removed a viral video shared by the president, showing a group promoting the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, which experts have repeatedly said is not effective in treating it. COVID-19.
The NWA song used in the manipulated video was released in 1988 as part of the group’s “Straight Outta Compton” album, sharing rappers’ experiences with racial profiling and police brutality. Many radio stations refused to play the album’s songs, which was controversial at the time.
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