Twitter labels Trump's tweet as 'manipulated media'

Twitter labels Trump's tweet as 'manipulated media'

Twitter labels Trump's tweet as 'manipulated media'

In the original video, two toddlers, one Black and one white, run towards each other for a hug.

Before Facebook acted on the complaint, it had already racked up 4 million views.

Twitter in March used the "manipulated media" warning to mark a video of Biden shared by President Donald Trump.

At this time of corona crisis when many countries are grappling with the issue unemployment, US President Donald Trump on Sunday said that he will soon announce new visa restrictions on the entry of foreign workers to the US. This, the company said is a violation of its policies on manipulated media.

Trump's video caused waves on social media, as it showed an edited version of earlier viral footage of one black and one white toddler - known to be friends - running toward each other and hugging, with dark music and CNN-like captions and an end comment of "America isn't the problem".

Less than 12 hours after Trump shared the video, it had been viewed almost 14 million times.

"This tweet has been labeled per our synthetic and manipulated media policy to give people more context", Twitter spokeswoman Katie Rosborough said.

On Thursday, Facebook removed practically 100 adverts that featured Nazi iconography and were printed on the social media platform by Trump's reelection campaign the past day.

The viral video from New York City was originally posted on Facebook by the father of one of the toddlers, who said, "With all the racism and hate going on I just think it's a handsome video".

CNN's official handle responded to Trump's tweet saying they reported the incident "exactly as it happened" and criticised the United States president for using innocent children to attack the press. But once it was clear the media was manipulated, Twitter slapped its "manipulated media" label of shame on the tweet.

The president tweeted a doctored video of two young children with a fake CNN headline on Thursday. "And by the way, they're buying a lot, you probably have seen".

A tweet where the president warned mail-in ballots are likely to be "substantially fraudulent" was flagged with "Get the facts about mail-in ballots".

"Here's the bad part... when you do testing to that extent, you're going to find more people; you're going to find more cases", Trump told supporters at his Tulsa rally Saturday night. The US President wrote after the riots, you'll restore the control again, and added: "If the looting begin, will be shot" - "when the looting starts, the shooting starts".

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