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Twitter labels Trump’s racist baby video as “manipulated media”

by Ayodeji Onibalusi
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OYOGist.com reports that a video shared by President Trump on Twitter showing a fake CNN news reel calling the video of a black boy running from a white boy a “Trump voter” has been marked by the social network as “manipulated”.

Trump's tweet about racist baby marked by twitter as manipulated tweet

The tweet allegedly blames CNN for calling the video a “Terrified Todler Runs From Racist Baby”, with a CNN logo and branding on a portion of the video that shows the black boy running ahead of the white boy.

The video then continued to show the full clip, where the black boy had originally ran to meet his friend, the white boy and both of them exchanged a hug. This time, the portion of the clip does not include the CNN caption in it, but ended with a campaign-style caption that reads, “AMERICA IS NOT THE PROBLEM. FAKE NEWS IS. IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING.”

Watch the video (with our caption included) below:


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This is not the first time Twitter would be adding a warning to Trump’s tweet. During the heat of the Minneapolis Protest that followed the murder of black man, George Floyd by a white ex-police officer, Derek Chauvin, a Trump tweet that said “when the looting starts, the shooting starts,” was marked for glorifying violence.

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Phoenix June 19, 2020 - 1:20 pm

Trump should just allow his media aides handle his Twitter accounts because most times he tweets nonsense. So in other words there are no white supremists oppressing some black people? I guess those police men was giving Floyd a hug.


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