White House social media director Dan Scavino had the dubious honor of posting the first tweet ever marked as “manipulated media” by the platform — a clip of Joe Biden that was taken out of context and later retweeted by President Trump.
Scavino posted the video Saturday in which Biden appears to tell a crowd in Missouri: “We can only re-elect Donald Trump.”
It had been viewed 6.1 million times and retweeted 24,600 times as of Monday morning.
But the clip cut off the rest of Biden’s sentence.
“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, so join us,” Biden actually said in his remarks.
Reporters on Twitter began noticing the new “manipulated media” label around Sunday afternoon. Twitter, however, has not been successful in getting the label to appear everywhere on its platform.
While it appears on individuals’ timelines, the label does not appear on the tweet’s detailed page or when users search for Scavino’s tweet.
Twitter did not immediately respond to The Post’s request for comment but told the Washington Post that it was working on a fix to the glitch so that it will appear under the video no matter how users came across it.
Scavino stood by his tweet, writing in a second posting early Monday morning, claiming “The video was NOT manipulated.”
Biden spokesman Andrew Bates told The Post “It’s not surprising that Trump’s re-election campaign is resorting to more disinformation about the Vice President — after all, Trump himself is so panicked about Joe Biden that he got himself impeached trying to force a foreign country to lie about him.”
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