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Twitter's tiny warning labels no match for Trump's tweets

September 16, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

US President Donald Trump uses his cellphone as he holds a roundtable discussion with Governors about the economic reopening of closures due to COVID-19, known as coronavirus, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC, June 18, 2020. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

Twitter on Wednesday flagged as "manipulated media" a tweet that President Trump had sent some hours earlier, which featured a video of his opponent Joe Biden, but with the song "Despacito" that Biden had been playing replaced with another song, "F**k Tha Police."

New York (CNN Business)Twitter on Wednesday flagged as "manipulated media" a tweet that President Trump had sent some hours earlier, which featured a video of his opponent Joe Biden, but with the song "Despacito" that Biden had been playing replaced with another song, "F**k Tha Police. "

The Trump tweet that prompted a label from Twitter on Wednesday was a video that had originally showed Biden playing the song "Despacito" on his cell phone at an event with Latino voters in Florida on Tuesday.

Brad Parscale, the former Trump campaign manager who is now a senior advisor on the campaign, shared a version of the video on Tuesday night that was dubbed with the Pixies song "Where is My Mind?" That version of the video had not been labeled as manipulated by Twitter by Wednesday morning — highlighting another issue with Twitter's enforcement.

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