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Twitter Labels Anti-Trump Ad 'Manipulated Media' After Sean Hannity Complains

The video, made by super PAC MeidasTouch, flipped the script, using Hannity's criticisms of Biden to mock Trump.

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.”

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.”

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