Joe Biden, one of the leading US Presidential candidate, is now facing another controversy on Twitter. Apparently, the Democrat nominee, found in a viral video unaware of the state he’s visiting, in one of his campaign.
This is kind of embarrassing, if you’re looking for people to vote you in a specific state. However, not so surprising anymore, the video is actually a fake modified footage. But, it now has one million views.
US Presidential Election Updates
On Tuesday, Nov. 3, the much-awaited US Presidential Elections is set to happen.
The results of the rivalry between current President and Republican candidate Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden will soon be announced.
Due to this, it’s expected that several articles, or fake videos will pop, as early as now. And Joe Biden has already experience a taste of it.
Biden mistakenly said wrong state
A day before the massive elections, a fake video of the Democrat candidate circulated online. He was seen speaking in public, what appears to be for his campaign.
The stage shows signages saying “Tampa, Florida,” and “Text FL to 30330,” suggesting it occurred in Florida.
However, when Biden greeted the crowd, he said “Hello, Minnesota!” But, of course, the footage was already edited.
The video actually happened in Minnesota, not Florida. This means Biden was right on the video.
However, most Americans may have thought that the video was real, reaching over 1.1 million views on Twitter.
The user that posted the video already deleted it, after Twitter only labeled it as “manipulated media.”
This was the original video of the said footage:
Not the first time
This was not the first time that Biden became a victim of fake videos online. Being a Presidential candidate, this was one of the expected things to happen for the Democrat candidate.
On Sept. 16, even his rival President Donald Trump, shared a fake video of Biden on Twitter, showing him saying, “F**k tha Police.”
He captioned it with, “What is this all about?” Some users, believed the video was real, which was first shared by The United Spot, a conservative satirical account.
Compared to the current Biden fake video, the “police” reference video looked extremely fake.
The original footage starts with Biden saying, “I just have one thing to say.” Then, the 77-year-old politician played the song “Despacito,” in which in Spanish means “slowly.”
It was bashed back then, mainly with Trump campaign adviser Mercedes Schlapp saying, “Does Joe Biden realise that Despacito means “slowly”?” She added, “Fits well with Slow Joe.”
This same video was manipulated by The United Spot, wherein they changed Biden’s song with N.W.A’s 1988 hit, “F**k tha police.”
Many thought it was real, especially since it’s the period wherein ‘Black Lives Matter’ protests were more evident.
As of now, Biden has not personally released a statement about the fake video issues. However, they confirmed that all of the mentioned footages were all manipulated, allegedly by Trump supporters.