“The video was not manipulated. Joe Biden really is that bad.”Tim Murtaugh, a spokesman for the Trump re-election campaign.
A manipulated video featuring Joseph R. Biden Jr. and spread by President Trump over the weekend has ratcheted up an online war that has put Twitter and Facebook in the middle of a debate over political speech.
In response to such misinformation, the tech platforms have written new and diverging rules on political speech. On Sunday, Twitter tagged the video in question as manipulated content, while Facebook left the video intact without any flags about the false content.
The video came from a stump speech by Mr. Biden on Saturday in Kansas City, Mo., where he appeared to struggle through a sentence and with halting words said, “We can only re-elect Donald Trump.”The New York Times:
The Trump re-election campaign failed to inform its Cult that they edited out Joe (ByeDon) Biden’s last sentence where he stressed that the Democratic Party must unite to kick Trump to the curb.
“We can only re-elect Donald Trump if in fact we get engaged in this circular firing squad here. It’s got to be a positive campaign.”-Joe Biden
On Sunday, Twitter flagged the video as ‘manipulated content’ but Facebook didn’t do squat.