A video shared by President Trump on Twitter has been labeled by the social media giant as “manipulated media.” The president tweeted doctored footage of a CNN clip with the chyron “Terrified todler [sic] runs from racist baby.”
The original video actually shows viral footage of two toddlers racing to hug each other, then running along a sidewalk, and was covered by CNN last year. CNN issued a statement telling Mr. Trump to “be better.”
A Twitter spokesperson told CBS News the video was flagged “to give people more context” as part of its synthetic and manipulated media policy. Under the policy, users “may not deceptively promote synthetic or manipulated media that are likely to cause harm.”
This is the third incident in which a tweet issued by Mr. Trump has been flagged in some fashion. Last month, the president alleged that mail-in ballots will be “substantially fraudulent” and result in a “Rigged Election,” resulting in a fact-checking label being placed on two tweets.
Mr. Trump has yet to issue a statement about his latest tweet to be flagged by the company. Last month, heallowing regulators to claim internet companies are censoring free speech when they delete users’ posts or accounts.