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Joe Biden ‘Blackface’ Accusations Are A Complete Lie

Twitter users are tweeting an image of Joe Biden apparently participating in an event with a performer in blackface, trying to get reporters to pick up the story. It’s a complete fake.

Joe Biden blackface fake
WILMINGTON, DELAWARE – JULY 14: Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Chase Center July 14, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. Biden delivered remarks on his campaign’s ‘Build Back Better’ clean energy economic plan. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Washington Post reporter Dave Weigel called out the scheme Thursday, tweeting an image from the faked video, and the real version. He explained that someone took original CSPAN video and distorted it to make a Black performer look like a white person wearing blackface. He identified a YouTuber who had shown the altered clip and falsely described it.


Here’s the tweet with the fake video.

You can see the original clip, unaltered, on CSPAN, here. Notably Biden did make a joke of calling the performer, who is actually Jerome Powell, by the names of Michael Jackson and Prince.

It’s one more piece of disinformation that he been shared to discredit Donald Trump’s presumed opponent. The BBC reported in March that Twitter had marked as ‘manipulated’ a Trump-tweeted video in which Biden appears to encourage voters to re-elect Donald Trump, when in fact he is saying that, if the campaign gets into the rut of a “circular firing squad” then another term of Donald Trump will be the result.

Then there’s the fake Joe Biden ad that Trump actually retweeted. The Verge noted that the original tweet had a caption saying, “This is a real ad 100% cannot make this up.”

Fake Joe Biden video and ad
[Image via Twitter]

However, the ad actually was made up, entirely. It’s an image of Joe Biden, with the text, “His brain? No. His heart.” At the bottom is text indicating that the ad was approved by Biden and paid for by Biden for President, but it’s not true.

Continued fakes should be a reminder to voters to double-check all information, especially from social media sites and untrustworthy sources, and make sure that the 2020 election is decided based on facts, not propaganda and fiction.



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