Trump Receives Warning for Twitter Video Exploiting Toddlers

CNN covered the original real story in September 2019 with the title, "These two toddlers are showing us what real life besties look like".

Before Facebook acted on the complaint, it had already racked up 4 million views.

The online video was originally marked Friday by Twitter as "manipulated media".

Social media platform Twitter has once again cracked down on a tweet by US President Donald Trump, this time marking it "Manipulated Media".

The entertainment company Jukin Media announced Friday afternoon that the original video footage belongs to one of its video partners and that no one had gotten permission to use it. Jukin said it submitted a takedown request under a 1990s federal copyright law.

The version tweeted by Trump starts with footage of one part of a viral video that shows a black child run from a white child.

The caption reads: "Terrified toddler runs from racist baby", prior to the video accuses CNN of "fake news".

The action comes after Twitter on Thursday added a label to the tweet warning that the content contained manipulated media meant to deceive viewers.

Mr Trump responded by signing an executive purchase that seeks to curb the prolonged-standing legal protections of social media companies.

The platform also created an area featuring reports on the video.

The footage came from a viral Facebook video shared in 2019 featuring real-life NY pals Maxwell and Finnegan, who have been 26 and 27 months old respectively at the time.

CNN Communications replied to Trump, saying that it covered the viral video as it happened when it happened. But once it was clear the media was manipulated, Twitter slapped its "manipulated media" label of shame on the tweet.

Twitter twice flagged Trump tweets over the past month.

Individually, on Thursday, Fb pulled Trump 2020 marketing campaign advertisements with Nazi symbols from the service for violating its coverage banning "organized hate". "Just as we reported your positions on race (and poll numbers)", CNN wrote in an email to Insider.

A label was attached to a tweet posted by President Donald Trump.

"You need them for big businesses where they have certain people that have been coming in for a long time, but very little exclusion and they're pretty tight", he said, adding, "And we may even go very tight for a period of time".

A few days later, Twitter flagged a post from the president for glorifying violence when he tweeted, "when the looting starts, the shooting starts".


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