Trump campaign asks Twitter to mark Biden coronavirus ad as manipulated media, but company refuses

9/17/2020 12:18:00 AM

The Trump campaign on Tuesday asked Twitter to label a video posted by Joe Biden's campaign as manipulated media over a clip that they say takes President Trump's words out of context.

.The president did not say "this is their new hoax" immediately after he said "coronavirus" in his original comments, as the ad makes it appear. He made the hoax comment several sentences later. Trump was still talking about the coronavirus when he said the "hoax" part of the comment, but it was in reference to the media and how it covered his impeachment trial.

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The Post took issue with the edit, saying that it was misleading. Trump has misled about his administration's response to the coronavirus, the Post claimed, "But that does not excuse this kind of video manipulation. This is a clear example of deceptive editing, specifically what we label 'omission.'"

But the Biden campaign nevertheless re-upped its use of the clip on Tuesday. And after a request from the Trump campaign to label the video as manipulated, Twitter declined to do so, according to emails obtained by Fox News. Twitter confirmed to Fox News that it will not be labeling the video as manipulated media.

"Joe Biden relies on lies and fabrications and doctored videos to attack President Trump’s phenomenal handling of the deadly virus unleashed by China," Trump campaign spokesman Matt Wolking said in a statement. "Slow Joe can’t name a single thing he would have done differently if he had been president, other than refusing to restrict travel from China, which would have resulted in more dead Americans."

WARNING: EXPLICIT LANGUAGETRUMP TROLLS BIDEN BY SHARING MANIPULATED VIDEO OF HIM DANCING TO 'F--- THA POLICE'Twitter's refusal to label the Biden clip manipulated media comes as it has labeled several videos shared by Trump manipulated media in the past, even when they are obviously parodies. Twitter, for example, labeled a parody video Trump shared of Biden apparently dancing to "F--- Tha Police" by N.W.A. as manipulated media on Wednesday.

Trump, of course, has played down the coronavirus in some instances, as recently as Tuesday night claiming that it will disappear even if the United States does not develop a vaccine."Donald Trump is the most dishonest president in American history and one of the least credible human beings in the world," Biden campaign spokesman Andrew Bates said to The Post in March in response to its fact check of the Biden ad at the time. The Biden campaign did not immediately return a request for comment from Fox News on Wednesday.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPBates continued in March: "We don’t trust his next-day cleanup attempt, and he has made many comments in that same vein."The Biden ad tweeted Tuesday goes on to purportedly characterize what Trump says "in private" about the coronavirus. It quotes phone calls of Trump speaking on the record to journalist Bob Woodward for his book on Trump's presidency in which Trump called the virus a "killer" and "the plague."

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