Trump Campaign Posts Fake Biden Virus “Hoax” Audio

Politico reports:

President Trump’s reelection campaign tweeted out manipulated audio to make it sound like former Vice President Joe Biden called the coronavirus a “hoax” in an effort to draw attention to what it views as Twitter’s double standard in policing political speech.

The president’s campaign has flagged multiple Democratic videos for Twitter in which he is heard calling the coronavirus a “hoax,” arguing that the content runs afoul of the social media giant’s manipulated media guidelines. Twitter has declined to sanction the Democratic ads.

In the Trump campaign ad released Thursday, Biden can be heard saying: “The coronavirus is a hoax.” Biden never called the coronavirus a “hoax.” The audio is deceptively spliced together from two different times that Biden spoke.