A video posted to Facebook by the Trump campaign-affiliated group Latinos for Trump was incorrectly flagged as “false” by the social media giant, as reported by the Washington Free Beacon.
The video featured former Vice President and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden at a campaign event in Florida. Biden attempted to express his support for Hispanic Heritage month by playing “Despacito” from his phone into the microphone at the podium for a few seconds, which subsequently was widely panned in the media and on social media as out-of-touch and blatant pandering.
The Latinos for Trump page simply reposted the video with the caption “I wonder why he’s struggling with Hispanics?” However, Facebook randomly and inexplicably put a “fact-check” shroud over the post, declaring that the post “has no basis in fact.”
Facebook’s labeling of the post refers to a report by the far-left outlet PolitiFact, which claimed that the video in question had deliberately manipulated audio. However, PolitiFact’s report was in reference to a tweet that was retweeted by President Donald Trump himself, clearly meant as a joke, in which the audio is edited to sound like Biden is playing the rap song “F*** the Police.” Although the audio was the correct and original audio in the Facebook post, Facebook censored it anyway.
The censoring is the latest act of election interference by Facebook, which, like the rest of its colleagues in Big Tech, is actively trying to prevent President Trump’s re-election.