Sean Hannity on Friday blasted an attack video on Donald Trump that used Hannity’s own words to mock the president. Twitter labeled the video “manipulated media” after complaints from the Fox News host.
The video — by MeidasTouch, a super PAC — featured scenes of Hannity talking about Democratic conspiracy theories, and mocking Joe Biden as a “frail guy” with questionable “cognitive fitness.” Those accusations were spliced with clips of Trump spinning his latest birther conspiracy theory, looking frail and not making sense. (Check out the video above.)
The video “attempts to portray Sean Hannity discrediting President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, when in reality the footage shows the commentator highlighting the growing controversies surrounding Joe Biden and running mate Kamala Harris,” said the complaint on Hannity’s web site. “Twitter has since corrected the discredited content.”
HANNITY SETS THE RECORD STRAIGHT: Another Deceptive, Discredited Video Circulates on Social Media https://t.co/fFXEk4CtbG
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) August 15, 2020
The video, which racked up more than 2.2 million views after brought it up, was not “corrected,” but rather marked with a “manipulated media” label, which links to a Twitter policy explaining that Twitter “may label Tweets containing synthetic and manipulated media to help people understand their authenticity and to provide additional context.”
The response from MeidasTouch? “Keep retweeting.”
Twitter marked this video as ‘manipulated’ because @SeanHannity whined like a baby. There’s nothing ‘manipulated’ about contrasting his words with the reality of his daddy Trump’s actions. Keep retweeting! #ByeHannity pic.twitter.com/RozY24phsm
— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) August 15, 2020
Thanks Sean, I wouldn't have seen that video without your recommendation.I sought it out, liked and retweeted it. @MeidasTouch is great aren't they?There are 2.2 million views, and your whining about it will only increase the exposure.
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