Twitter has been retweeted by a doctored video shared by White House social media director Dan Scavino and retweeted by Former Vice President Joe Biden, according to The Washington Post’s Cat Zakrzewski. Manipulated Media” label. It is believed to be the first time the platform has used the label to represent fake media.
Twitter’s ban on fraudulently sharing fake photos, videos and media on the platform came into effect on March 5. The policy covers synthetic and manipulated media that “have the potential to affect public safety or cause serious harm,” including complex forged content and other deceptively edited content.
Twitter said it would ban repeat offenders who violate the policy and labeled the tweets “rigged.”
“This tweet was taken in accordance with our synthetic and rigged media policy,” Twitter spokeswoman Catherine Hill confirmed to The Verge in an email. “
The White House and the Biden campaign have yet to respond.