Reuters news agency has ‘fact checked’ a meme that shows Joe Biden wandering around looking lost while ice cream truck music (that someone dubbed over the top) plays in the background.
The footage is taken from an appearance by Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden last year at a school in Washington DC.
At one point Biden wandered off momentarily while this wife was speaking, prompting someone to make the following funny meme:
When your MKUltra trigger is ice cream truck 🎶 pic.twitter.com/5To9ZhRS1e
— . (@grumpfuk) July 28, 2022
The fun stops there however, as Twitter slapped a ‘manipulated media’ warning on it, and linked to a Reuters ‘fact check’:
A video of U.S. President Joe Biden walking away momentarily during a speech given by U.S. First Lady Jill Biden has been digitally edited to include music played by an ice cream truck https://t.co/c4KravJu6e pic.twitter.com/P1DadplRkW
— Reuters Fact Check (@ReutersFacts) July 31, 2022
Reuters further notes that “Biden can be seen walking out of frame and returning a few seconds later, but no ice cream truck can be seen in the video nor can any music be heard.”
The truth overlords conclude that the video has been “digitally edited.”
Phew, thanks for clearing that up.