President Trump’s reelection campaign is drawing attention to political bias and double standards on Twitter. On Thursday, the 2020 Trump campaign released deliberately manipulated audio that appears to show Joe Biden saying “coronavirus is a hoax.”
Yesterday, Twitter officials sent out a tweet saying they would warn users if a video is altered in a deceptive way. Many Twitter users believed that the measure would be a biased move to censor conservative videos that promote the Trump Camp or make Democrats “look bad.”
Recently, Biden’s camp got a pass for posting deceptively altered audio. The audio falsely claims that Trump called the coronavirus a hoax. This was a media accusation that was debunked last month.
The media is giving a pass to a pro-Biden TV ad that doctors and deceptively edits audio of President Trump, even though every independent fact checker said President Trump DID NOT call the coronavirus a hoax.
Joe Biden, on the other hand? This sounds authentic… pic.twitter.com/YY6vN5gTM6
— Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) April 2, 2020
This came after Twitter refused to flag a fake Democrat video, which was doctored to show President Trump calling the virus a hoax.
Trump refused to take the threat of the coronavirus seriously, now he won’t take responsibility as his administration has been totally unprepared for this crisis. pic.twitter.com/Jdh1GY9HHS
— Priorities USA (@prioritiesUSA) March 23, 2020
Despite this, Democrat surrogates Don Lemon, Chuck Todd, Chris Cuomo and even Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) recently repeated the lie.
“You could have called the president out in real-time and said, ‘Hey mister, this is no hoax,’” stated CNN anchor Don Lemon. “This is no Democratic hoax, no matter how you try to describe it.”
According to Trump campaign officials, if Twitter will allow fake content by Democrats, it shouldn’t mind the doctored Biden audio either.