Twitter has flagged another Donald Trump tweet: In this case, for its inclusion of video manipulated to distort its true context and imply that CNN aired it that way.
The video bears a chyron, faked to look like it is from CNN (above), declaring: "Breaking News: Terrified Toddler Runs From Racist Baby.”
The clip shows a white toddler supposedly chasing a black toddler down a sidewalk.
But when viewers click the “manipulated media” warning label now appearing on the clip, they see a fact-checking page that includes a link to CNN’s original share of the video.
The full clip actually shows the two toddlers running to embrace one another, with the headline: “These Two Toddlers Are Showing Us What Real-Life Besties Look Like.”
As 12:30 am today, the altered video had pulled 7.9 views.
“The altered video tags @carpedonktum in the lower right-hand corner, signaling that it was made by the infamous meme-making Trump fan who uses that pseudonym,” reported Techcrunch. “Carpe Donktum, a.k.a. Logan Cook, attended the White House’s social media summit, a largely anecdotal exercise in airing unsubstantiated complaints of social media’s anti-conservative bias last year.”