Parent of the child in ‘manipulated’ Trump video the forces of Facebook and Twitter to remove it


The now-removed the clip is a crude and misleading edit of a video that went viral last year which shows a Black child and a White child running to embrace each other. The version posted to the Asset account shows, first, that if the child is Black, it was the leak of the White child.

Jukin Media, a company that represents the video creators, including the parent who is in this video, said in a statement provided to CNN Business on the Friday afternoon, ” Neither the owner of the video, or Jukin Media has given the President the authority to publish the video, and after our review, we believe that the unauthorized use of the content is a clear example of copyright violation without fair use or other defense. ”

Jukin said in his statement that he had submitted a withdrawal request of Twitter. Jukin has not confirmed that he had sent the withdrawal request to Facebook, but Andy Stone, a Facebook spokesman, said: “We received a copyright complaint from the copyright holder of this video, under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and that you have deleted the post. ”

Twitter has also confirmed that it has removed the video due to a copyright claim.

The video was put on Trump’s Facebook account after he tweeted Thursday night, on the eve of Juneteenth, the oldest known holiday to honor the end of slavery in the united States.Michael Cisneros, the father of one of the boys in the video, said last year that he had posted the original video for social media because he thought it was a nice candid moment to share in the midst of racism and hatred in the world.

“The reason for which he is to attract the attention [is] because it comes with a little black boy and little white boy…But if we can change the mind of someone, you know, or just change their point of view on things, so it is worth the effort, ” Cisneros said last year.

The version of the video on twitter and posted by Trump first showed a part of the viral video in which one of the boys was chasing the other, which had been covered with a fake CNN graphic that read, ” Terrified todler [sic] tracks of a racist baby. ”

The rest of the video in which the two children run to embrace one another-is then shown.

Meet to the Advantage of the use of the video, Cisneros wrote in a Facebook post on Thursday evening, ” IT’s NOT GOING to TURN THIS act of LOVE, BEAUTIFUL VIDEO FOR the PURSUIT of ITS AGENDA of HATRED!! !! !! !! ”

CNN Business has reached to Cisneros for the comment.

The clip Trump promoted suggested that CNN would have spun the viral video to make it appear as a negative.

In fact, CNN has covered the full version of the viral video in 2019. Toddlers and their fathers also appeared on the “The Van Jones Show” on CNN.

Twitter labelled the video Trump has tweeted that “manipulated the media” shortly after he tweeted Thursday evening.

“This Tweet has been marked by our synthetic and manipulated the media policy to give people more context,” a spokesperson for Twitter said.

Facebook has also handled the media policy. The company has refused to comment on whether the video violated this policy. Facebook has not taken any action until a copyright claim has been filed.

A spokesperson for CNN has responded for Trump tweet on Thursday evening, ” CNN cover this story – but not exactly as it happened. Just as CNN has reported your positions on the race (and your poll numbers). We will continue to work with facts and invite you to do the same, rather than to tweet the fake videos that exploit innocent children. Be better. “

When asked about the video Friday, the White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said that she thought it was funny.

“I think the President has made a satirical point that was quite funny, if you watch the video,” McEnany said at a press conference.

Jim Acosta, CNN chief White House correspondent, pointed out, ” It seems as if he is exploiting children to make a kind of a crass policy. ”

McEnany responded by saying that Trump was ” to make a point on CNN in particular. He was making a point that CNN has been regularly taken out of context. ”

The video Trump tweeted included a credit to @CarpeDonktum, which regularly publishes memes and parody videos support the President.

After Trump tweeted the video it quickly went viral on Twitter, accumulating millions of views in less than two hours.

Twitter two times marked Trump’s tweets during the past month. The labels Twitter puts on labeled tweets are relatively unobtrusive, but they have enraged the President and his supporters, and has even led a Trump to sign a decree targeting social media companies.

In May, Twitter scored two Trump tweets that have made false declarations on the mail-in ballots in California.

A few days later, Twitter tagged as a glorification of violence an Asset tweet in which he said, ” when the looting starts, the shooting starts. ”

Earlier Thursday, Facebook removed the ad by the Trumpet of the campaign, saying the ads violated its policy against the organized hate. The ads, to attack the left group antifa, featuring a symbol of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) said it was ” practically identical to the one used by the Nazi regime to classify the political prisoners in the concentration camps. ”

The Asset campaign defended their actions by claiming the symbol was used by the militant antifa. The ADL said in response that some activists antifa have used the symbol, but it is not very common.


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