Twitter labels 'racist baby' video shared by Trump as 'manipulated media'


The video, in which one toddler chases another, features bogus CNN chyrons that say: "Terrified todler [sic] runs from racist baby" and that "racist baby probably a Trump voter". "We announced new restrictions on visas in the next day or two to stop foreigners coming to America for jobs and to save Americans battling the Corona epidemic", Trump said in an interview to Fox News Channel on Saturday will do. It then cuts to show that the toddlers actually ran toward each other to share a hug before scurrying off together. His approval ratings have dropped in recent weeks, and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden now has a 13-point lead over Trump. Trump complains about unfair treatment by the media, especially CNN, is to him a thorn in the eye.

Twitter labelled the video "manipulative media" and through its fact-checking function clarified that "in 2019, CNN reported on a viral video about a friendship between two toddlers". A Twitter spokesperson suggested that it might have been done to "give people more context". We hope and expect Twitter will take swift action to remove the video.

A few days later, Twitter labelled as a glorification of violence a Trump tweet in which he said, "when the looting starts, the shooting starts". On Thursday, Twitter slapped it with a "manipulated media" warning as part of the platform's increasing crackdown on the president's unsubstantiated and potentially unsafe claims online.

This incident is the latest in a procession of disputes between the president and social media platforms.

In March, Twitter also applied a similar manipulated media warning to a video tweeted by White House social media director Dan Scavino, which Trump retweeted.

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The "manipulated media" sticker has apparently done little to limit the visibility of Trump's tweet. "So I said to my people, slow the testing down please".

It was retweeted over 150,000 times and liked by more than 300,000 users.

Responding to Trump's use of the video, Cisneros wrote in a Facebook post Thursday night, "HE WILL NOT TURN THIS LOVING, BEAUTIFUL VIDEO TO FURTHER HIS HATE AGENDA!"

New Trump executive order targeting H-1B visas could come this week. However, it's also the only one that has been stepping up to call out when the president abuses the company's rules that all users must abide by. But by the end of may, a controversy was sparked: The service underwent a Tweet from Trump a fact check, and drew the wrath of the U.S. President.

Trump is running for re-election on November 3 and has made his tough immigration stance a central pitch to voters, although the coronavirus, faltering economy and recent nationwide protests over police brutality have overshadowed that issue in recent months.