CNN hosts fact check video to determine if crickets were really on debate stage

CNN hosts discuss a recent Michael Bloomberg video that was edited and posted on his Twitter account. The video shows debate candidates with the sound of crickets in the background. In jest, the media will likely fact check this video to say something like: "no - there were not any real crickets on the debate stage."

I don't know about you, but I am excited to see what Snopes says about Bloomberg's obviously edited video.

From David Rutz:

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Media figures rushed to fact check a humorous, clearly edited video released by Michael Bloomberg's campaign on Thursday, with one CNN reporter comparing it to a so-called deepfake.

In the video, Bloomberg's question at Wednesday's Democratic debate about whether any other candidates had started their own business is met with 20 seconds of blank stares, complete with cricket noises, the classic sound effect during an awkward silence. In reality, the silence lasted a beat before Bloomberg moved on.

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