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Nation in Uproar at Twitter for NOT Taking Down Trump’s Manipulated Video: Faked Biden Playing ‘F*ck the Police’
In case you didn’t think that the Trump campaign was desperate …
On Wednesday, Trump retweeted a tweet with a video in which Democratic nominee Joe Biden appears to play “Fuck tha Police,” a protest song by hip hop group N.W.A. The video is listed as “Manipulated” on the tweet because it is … well, obviously manipulated. In the original video, Biden actually plays “Despacito,” a song by Luis Fonsi.
Now there is a problem because even though Twitter flagged the video as manipulated it didn’t take it down:
What is this all about? https://t.co/AAmBGgHhyR
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 16, 2020
There is a little blue portion on the bottom of the original tweet that says “Manipulated Media” which doesn’t appear above. Were that the only problem. Tweets are so busy that it is hard, especially for someone new to Twitter, to even discern that there is a problem, even notice the “Manipulated Media” part. Even if one were to notice the blue sign, there are plenty of people who don’t know what manipulated media means and there are varying degrees of manipulation – “F*ck the Police” is about as manipulated as one can get.
For that reason, many are now outraged at Trump and at Twitter for allowing Trump to continually get away with repeated violations. We understand that Twitter is in a terrible spot. One could make the argument that kicking Trump off Twitter would have the exact opposite impact that people want, it might drive too many people over to a new site which won’t police Trump at all.
Still, there seems to be very little justification for not pulling this particular tweet. Trump’s only message is “What’s this all about?” and what it’s about is a lie. People are outraged that Twitter didn’t at least take it down.
This is an attempt to influence the vote with a lie.
And it’s plain stupid.
And it’s far beneath the dignity of the job we pay him to do. https://t.co/KlvUBokSXq
— Elizabeth (@BapHarris) September 16, 2020
— SJR (@SJRSnow) September 16, 2020
Serious question to @twittersupport and @twitter if Trump is defeated and no longer President, will you continue to let him break the rules the rest of us get suspended for in the name of "public interest" ? https://t.co/rsu9dpxa4N
— Jett 🌊 (@jettward) September 16, 2020
— 💙 Koko 🥁 💙 (@Kokomothegreat) September 16, 2020
Hey @TwitterSupport – When is it okay to use the #NWord? In my home – NEVER!!! Take this piece of TRASH Down now!!! Someone needs to listen to what this IDIOT tweets or retweets before he posts. @Morning_Joe @MSNBC https://t.co/S5eTPiJ1ci
— Dr. Mary Adams (@sandrajfrank) September 16, 2020
This is your president, America. There is no bottom. https://t.co/5zCPneUgBR
— TG221 (@TG22110) September 16, 2020
And if anyone is interested in the perfect MAGA head response, it’s here. Notice the overriding joy in infuriating liberals, pissing off the liberals makes it such a time to “be alive” for this person. It is the only “issue” they care about. He can fck up everything else, kill 200K people, but if he pisses liberals off, he’s perfect:
This #ManipulatedMedia is effing hilarious. I love our #HoneyBadger @POTUS! The Left are losing their MINDS today. What a time to be alive! HAHAHAHAHA
REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE https://t.co/pH6OObi29p pic.twitter.com/KMNn25z03q
— alliemariEEEEEEEE🥓💃🏼🇺🇸🙄👌🏻 (@alliemarie777) September 16, 2020
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