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Twitter won’t label Piers Morgan’s misinformation about Trump

Interviewer and controversy junkie Piers Morgan posted a misleadingly edited clip on social media yesterday appearing to show a controversial ending to an interview between him and former President Donald Trump.

The clip released by Morgan’s team appeared to show Trump getting angry and storming off in the middle of the interview, likely a ploy to boost ratings for Morgan’s new show, Piers Morgan uncensored.

NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 10: Donald Trump (L) and Piers Morgan celebrate Kim Kardashian’s appearance on ‘The Apprentice’ at Provacateur on November 10, 2010 in New York, New York. (Photo by John W. Ferguson/Getty Images)

While Morgan may not be censored, it appears the snippets of his show aren’t — or, at least, they’re deceptively edited to mislead viewers. Audio provided to Breitbart News by Donald Trump’s team shows there was no controversial end to the interview and the former president did not storm off before he be concluded.

NBC News obtained the same audio, corroborating the Breitbart News story.

Despite this, tweets and unedited corporate media articles that got the story wrong continued to flow freely on Twitter, despite the far-left Silicon Valley company’s stated pledges to “protect » users against alleged misinformation.

Twitter also has a specific rule against “deceptively edited media,” which the platform used as a pretext to remove clips of embarrassing Joe Biden gaffes shared by Donald Trump during the 2020 election campaign.

Morgan’s clip certainly meets any reasonable definition of “misleadingly edited,” but Twitter took no action.

In a press release, Donald Trump’s team lambasted Morgan following the interview.

“Piers Morgan, like the rest of Fake News Media, attempted to unlawfully and deceptively edit his long and tedious interview with me,” Trump said. “He wanted to make it look like I left the interview when my 20-minute time limit went over an hour. The good news is that the interview was recorded by us to keep it honest. interview was actually very strong on 2020 voter fraud, I called him “crazy” if he really believed those results.

Twitter did not respond to a request for comment from Breitbart News.

Allum Bokhari is Breitbart News’ Senior Technology Correspondent. He is the author of #DELETED: Big Tech’s Battle to Erase the Trump Movement and Steal The Election.

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