Fact Check

Instagram fact-checks joke doctored video of Joe Biden: The account Pamde or pamdy.exe on Instagram posted a clearly doctored video of Joe Biden abruptly walking off in the middle of a speech from his wife Jill Biden because an ice cream truck drove past. Instagram imposed a fact-check that required users to click through a warning and filter. “Altered video,” the filter said. “Independent fact-checkers say this video could mislead people.” The Instagram pop-up further detailed, “video or audio has been edited in a way that could mislead people, but not because it was shown out of context.” Instagram linked to a March 30 fact-check from Full Fact, titled, “Video showing President Biden distracted by ice cream van has been edited.” Full Fact condescendingly explained the ice cream van and music were not “in the original footage.”