A video shared by President Donald Trump was the first to be labeled “manipulated media” under Twitter’s new policy.
White House social media director tweeted the video, which was then shared by Trump.
The video shows former Vice President Joe Biden saying “we can only re-elect Donald Trump” and cuts out the rest of his remarks.
"We can only re-elect Donald Trump if in fact we get engaged in this circular firing squad here. It's gotta be a positive campaign,” was what Biden actually said.
Twitter issues warning:
Twitter previously announced that it would begin labeling deceptive videos with the “manipulated media” label.
"Twitter applied the label to Scavino's tweet at about 5 p.m. on Sunday evening, about 18 hours after Scavino first shared the video," The Washington Post reported. "The video had at least 5 million views and more than 21,000 retweets as of Sunday evening. Twitter's rollout of the new label was not without technical glitches, however. The label was not showing up when people searched for Scavino's tweet, though Twitter spokeswoman Katie Rosborough said it was appearing in individuals' timelines. She added the company is working on a fix."
White House unhappy:
"The video was NOT manipulated," Scavino tweeted.
A senior Trump adviser told CNN that the “clip was accurate.”
Biden campaign spokesman Andrew Bates said the video “made it inescapably clear that he's terrified of Joe Biden."
"It's not surprising that Trump's re-election campaign is resorting to more disinformation about the Vice President -- after all, Trump himself is so panicked about Joe Biden that he got himself impeached trying to force a foreign country to lie about him," Bates said.