The Joe Biden campaign is pushing a new ad online and it contains two obvious falsehoods about Trump.
It pushes the debunked claim that Trump called Coronavirus a hoax, and it rehashes the myth about ‘fine people on both sides’ from Charlottesville.
The ad has even been called out by the liberal Washington Post.
The Daily Caller reports:
Twitter Refuses To Label Deceptive Biden Video As ‘Manipulated’ – Here’s Why
Twitter will not label a deceptively edited video from former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign as “manipulated media,” the social media platform told the Daily Caller.
A misleading campaign advertisement, tweeted by Biden March 3, 2020, attacked President Donald Trump and his reaction to the novel coronavirus. The video was cut to suggest Trump said “coronavirus … this is their new hoax” during a campaign rally in February.
Twitter said it will not add the same label to Biden’s clip because of the date it was tweeted. The social media giant recently announced a new policy where certain content will be labeled as “manipulated media” if it appears as though it was edited deceptively. A Trump campaign video was one of the first to receive this label.
The new policy began on March 5, according to Twitter. Since Biden’s video was tweeted out on March 3, Twitter will not be labeling it as “manipulated media,” the platform confirmed to the Daily Caller.
So Twitter is going to let Biden get away with this?
The decision stands even after WaPo gave the video "Four Pinocchios" in a recent fact-check, they told me:https://t.co/dvJQEqR5lt
— Shelby Talcott (@ShelbyTalcott) March 13, 2020
You can see the ad below:
We can't sit by and lose this country to Donald Trump. Today, we take it back — together.
— Joe Biden (Text Join to 30330) (@JoeBiden) March 3, 2020
Will Biden take the ad down? Will anyone in the media demand it?