BlackHouse, Sep. 12 – Social media has been loaded with tweets over the egregious mistake by the White House Social media director. Dan Scavino Jr. posted a video on Twitter which claimed to be depicting Miami International Airport during Hurricane Irma.
The video posted by Mr. Scavino proved fake after the reactions by a group of users on twitter were followed by the official page of Miami International Airport rejecting the relevance of the video to the airport. The fact is that in the video, neither the airport was in Miami nor the hurricane was Irma.
Although the tweet was deleted after a while from twitter, the users did not stop reacting to a post which was perceived as fake news. The tweet read:
This video is not from Miami International Airport.
— Miami Int'l Airport (@iflymia) September 10, 2017
Scavino is famous for his harsh attacks against a great part of American Websites Like Washington Post, CNN, and New York Times calling them fake news.
The White House Social media director removed the post without apologizing for the mistake he made. He tried to excuse himself for the error explaining that he was receiving hundreds of videos.
Hurricane Irma is devouring Florida with thousands of people getting trapped in their houses to keep safe from the destructive wind.
Thank you. It was among 100s of videos/pics I am receiving re: Irma from public. In trying to notify all, I shared – have deleted. Be safe!
— Dan Scavino Jr. (@Scavino45) September 10, 2017
During his presidential campaigns and after taking the office, Donald trump accused hundreds of news outlets with publishing fake news against him. He even sanctioned many of these Websites in his press conferences avoiding to answer their correspondences.
You would hope that the "White House Director of Social Media" would know better about authenticating videos before sharing them with POTUS pic.twitter.com/TTourdnZuO
— Jesse Rodriguez (@JesseRodriguez) September 10, 2017
You have a duty to 'verify' before sharing. Literally your job. Your improperly punctuated Tweet skips over that. Not okay.
— CindyWheeler (@cincity631) September 11, 2017
— -Bill- (@govierbill) September 10, 2017
Yeah, who would want to verify information was accurate before passing it on to the President?
— John Maddening (@johnmaddening) September 10, 2017
— K Doyle (@CalReason) September 10, 2017