Manipulated video shows child swear at Jill Biden during speech
Manipulated vision of a child swearing at the First Lady telling her to shut up has gone viral on social media.
The video doesn't appear to use any artificial intelligence and is just an audio dubbing which means it is a cheapfake not a deepfake. The original footage is from a Diwali speech the first lady gave at the White House.
The audio track is edited to include a child inappropriately screaming at a teacher, telling her to “shut the f*** up” dubbed over the audio of Biden’s remarks. As for the vulgar remarks heard, the original footage is from a 2019 YouTube clip where the child swearing is seen taken out of the classroom for bad behaviour.
The video was uploaded by a satirical Donald Trump account along with the caption “THANKS, KID!!!” With laughing emojis and has gained nearly 20,000 likes. Comments conclude that the clip is real and condone the child’s appalling behaviour.
The rude remarks, dubbed over unrelated vision, show a high level of disrespect as Biden speaks, however, it is clear the vision has been manipulated, especially at the end as the video is slowed down to make her reaction seem more dramatic. The video quality also deteriorates during the slow motion section.
Cheapfakes are growing increasingly dangerous as they are available to anyone with limited editing skills and technologies, especially in the lead up to US midterm elections.