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Twitter labels edited Biden video ‘manipulated tweet’

Twitter labels edited Biden video ‘manipulated tweet’

Technology
Twitter has used its new "manipulated media" tag for the first time on an edited video of a speech by Joe Biden. The tag, introduced on 5 March, tells readers when a picture or video has been "significantly altered or fabricated".The footage of Mr Biden, which was posted by Dan Scavino, White House director of social media, claimed to show the democratic candidate calling for people to vote for President Trump.The video was shared by Mr Trump twice. The clip appeared to show Mr Biden, a leading candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, telling a crowd in Kansas City: "We can only re-elect Donald Trump." However, it had been edited to remove key parts of the sentence. Mr Biden actually said: "We can only re-elect Donal...

Sources say Kawhi Leonard's braids still intact, photo edited

Sports
June 21 (UPI) -- Twitter was sent into panic Tuesday night when a photo emerged of San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard without his trademark braids. Sources say the photo is a fake.People close to the 2017 NBA MVP candidate told the San Antonio Express-News that Leonard's braids are "still intact."#BraidGate began Tuesday when CBA player Xuewen Zhang posted a photo to Weibo. The photo featured Leonard posing with three other men. The defensive standout was hardly recognizable without his famous flow of cornrows.Fans were quick to take notice, going into a frenzy of displeasure regarding the supposed haircut.Several Twitter users posted memes and photos, shocked to see the development.Leonard played with braids through high school and college, before being drafted and traded by the Indiana...