Twitter and Facebook label Trump’s video manipulative
The social network Facebook and the microblogging service Twitter have described the video published by US President Donald Trump as “partially false” and “manipulative”, respectively. On this subject, writes The Verge.
This is a video originally posted by White House media director Dan Scavino, which Donald Trump then shared on Facebook and Twitter. The video is from a recording of a speech by former US vice president and potential Democratic presidential candidate in the upcoming Joe Biden election. “We can only re-elect Donald Trump,” said Biden in the video. “I agree with Joe,” said Trump on the video.
In fact, this Biden phrase was the result of a montage, and social media reacted to the publication of the fake. Thus, in the case of Facebook, a third company that verifies the authenticity of the documents published on the social network has assigned the video the status of “partially false”. Earlier, the Twitter administration reacted to the video, according to the rules on counterfeiting, which started operating on March 5. So the video Trump liked was the first that Twitter applied new rules to, providing the video with a rating on manipulation.
Just in: Twitter applied its new manipulated media label for the first time to a deceptively edited video of Joe Biden. It was shared by White House social media director Dan Scavino, and retweeted by the president. pic.twitter.com/PggcCwMNkx
— Cat Zakrzewski (@Cat_Zakrzewski) March 8, 2020
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The problem of the use of social networks by political figures intensified after the election of Trump as President of the United States. Thus, he is regularly accused of spreading disinformation via his microblog on Twitter. It should also be noted that in recent years Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter have been criticized by journalists and the scientific community for failing to take action against famous people who break the rules of the service. In particular, YouTube has been accused of the fact that the service does not remove content that formally respects the rules of video hosting, but can harm society.