Facebook and Twitter Remove Trump’s Doctored ‘Fake News’ Video After Copyright Complaint

Facebook and Twitter Remove Trump’s Doctored ‘Fake News’ Video After Copyright Complaint

Facebook and Twitter Remove Trump’s Doctored ‘Fake News’ Video After Copyright Complaint

"Yesterday, a doctored version of a video that belongs to one of Jukin Media's video partners was posted to Twitter by President Trump", the company said in a statement to Variety.

Notably, the doctored video carries a tag that signals it has been created by Carpe Donktum, a meme-making Trump fan whose account was suspended previous year for creating a video that showed Trump assassinating media outlets.

The caption then changes to "Racist baby probably a Trump voter" before "What Actually Happened" appears on screen, with the video then showing the two toddlers running towards each other and embracing on the footpath.

The video Trump shared is a clip of a heartwarming story that went viral in September 2019 about a pair of two-year-old "besties" greeting each other.

CNN reacted to the publication as well, citing its real version of the viral video.

Cisneros told WPIX-TV he shared the video publicly because he thought it was a attractive, candid moment in the midst of racism and hate in the world. The video again accuses journalists of amplifying fake news, and misconstruing what happened when a white Trump supporter chased after an Uber driver.

In case it wasn't glaringly obvious already, the video was an attempt at a dunk on CNN, implying that the outlet put a negative spin on the story at the time (it didn't).

Twitter applied a "manipulated media" warning to Trump's post, the first time it added that specific tag to one of his tweets. Just as CNN has reported your positions on race (and your poll numbers). Trump's video manipulated a sweet moment to amplify his "fake news" rallying cry to undermine news reports of systemic racism and police brutality.

"We'll continue working with facts rather than tweeting fake videos that exploit innocent children", the account tweeted. "Only you can prevent fake news dumpster fires", leading some viewers to believe the video was an accurate depiction of CNN's coverage of the children. We invite you to do the same.

After Trump tweeted the video it quickly went viral on Twitter, racking up millions of views in less than two hours.

"If Twitter is not careful, it's going to have to label itself a 'manipulator, '" White House spokesman Judd Deere said in an email to the Washington Post.

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