Jun 19, 2020

Twitter labels Trump tweet 'misleading media' for first time

Twitter has labelled a video tweeted by US President Donald Trump as having "Manipulated media" for the first time. In late May, Twitter added fact-checking verification notices to the president's tweets for the first time, following up two days later with hiding some tweets behind a warning. This latest warning is the first time Twitter has used the "Manipulated media" warning on one of the president's tweets - designed to indicate the photo or video has been significantly edited. Clicking on the prominent warning that Twitter attached to the tweet brings users to a page where Twitter warns: " The president shared a version of the video which many journalists confirmed was edited and doctored with a fake CNN chyron". A watermark on the video in the president's tweet indicates it was originally made by a pro-Trump Twitter user who goes by the name Carpe Donktum.

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