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Twitter Flags Trump Tweet With CNN Clip as ‘Manipulated Media’

June 19, 2020, 3:55 AM

Twitter Inc. has again flagged a tweet by President Donald Trump, with the social network warning that it contained “manipulated media.”

The tweet showed a video with a CNN-style chyron that read “Terrified Todler Runs From Racist Baby,” created by an account describing itself as a “memesmith.” It showed two children, one Black and one White, on a sidewalk.

Within three hours of Trump’s post on Thursday, the tweet had accumulated more than 100,000 retweets and 212,000 likes. CNN responded in its own tweet linking to the way it actually covered the original video in 2019 of the two ...

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