Twitter labels Trump tweet ‘manipulated media’ for first time

Article Link: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-53106029

Discussion posted by: Arye ben-Shaoul

Twitter has labelled a video tweeted by US President Donald Trump as having “manipulated media” for the first time. The video shows a black child running away from a white child while playing, with a fake CNN caption. The caption reads: “Terrified toddler runs from racist baby”, before the video accuses CNN of “fake news”…. A watermark on the video in the president’s tweet indicates it was originally made by a pro-Trump Twitter user who goes by the name Carpe Donktum. “Thanks CNN, you gave my video three top 20 (two top five) trending spots,” he wrote. “I haven’t had this much fun since you freaked out about the Time Magazine cover!”