How That Viral Video of a White House Reporter Messes With Your Mind

On Wednesday, CNN reporter Jim Acosta had a pointed exchange with the president over immigration during a press conference, resulting in the Trump Administration banning him from the White House. During the exchange, a Trump aide attempted to wrestle his microphone away from him. Today a partisan war broke out over what a video of that incident really showed — and in so doing, seemed to herald the arrival of an era in which manipulated videos further erode the boundaries between truth and fiction. Aaron Rupar sets the stage at Vox.com: When Trump insulted Acosta at the press conference, a White House intern approached him and tried to physically remove a microphone from his hands. Their arms touched as the woman reached across Acosta’s... Continue reading…

How That Viral Video of a White House Reporter Messes With Your Mind

People see what they want to see in the Jim Acosta footage, experts say

Thu 8 Nov 18 from TIME

At the White House, digital fakery is eroding the truth

Thu 8 Nov 18 from MIT Technology Review

White House shares doctored video to support punishment of journalist Jim Acosta

This apparent subtle edit shows how video has become as vulnerable to politicized distortion as everything else.

Thu 8 Nov 18 from The Washington Post

AP: Video expert says White House clip of CNN reporter was likely doctored

Analysis: video is sped up to make reporter's actions look more aggressive.

Fri 9 Nov 18 from Arstechnica

The fake video era of US politics has arrived on Twitter

On Wednesday, CNN reporter Jim Acosta had a pointed exchange with the president over immigration during a press conference, resulting in the Trump Administration banning him from ...

Fri 9 Nov 18 from The Verge

White House shares manipulated Infowars video to justify CNN press ban

Read this slowly: The White House’s press secretary has tweeted a manipulated video shared by the editor-at-large of conspiracy theorist outlet Infowars to attempt to justify its decision ...

Thu 8 Nov 18 from TechCrunch

Fake video expert says Acosta video appears to have been “transcoded”

The video appears to have been altered to reduce its quality and clarity. It’s been the subject of a million tweets and become an obsession for online sleuths: What was done to alter ...

Thu 8 Nov 18 from Fastcompany Tech

The White House shared a doctored video to justify banning a CNN reporter

The White House has revoked CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta’s press pass and the “proof” of why this measure was necessary should give you chills. Well, we’ll ...

Thu 8 Nov 18 from Fastcompany Tech

“You’re a terrible person”: Trump lashes out at CNN reporter at surreal press conference

This press conference went off the rails in a hurry, and this was the low point. Anyone who thought a couple of pipe bombs sent to CNN might tone down President Trump’s rhetoric toward ...

Wed 7 Nov 18 from Fastcompany Tech

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