Twitter flags Trump for sharing 'manipulated' CNN clip of 'racist baby' - 2020-06-19
Twitter added another warning label to one of Donald Trump's tweets after the president shared a doctored — and obviously misspelled — clip of a faked CNN report about a "racist baby" supposedly chasing a Black "todler."
The doctored clip presents itself as a fact-check, and falsely accuses CNN of manipulating a feel-good story about two children hugging. The first part of the clip shows a white toddler running behind a Black toddler. The seemingly doctored caption reads: "Terrified todler (sic) runs from racist baby."
The clip then cuts to footage from the real CNN clip, in which the boys are shown hugging and talking together while happy music plays in the background. "America is not the problem. Fake news is," a message says at the end.