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- A video appears to show a child shouting an expletive at Jill Biden, but it’s been altered. The original video shows no such outburst.
A clip of first lady Jill Biden reading to a second grade class from Waldorf, Md., shows masked children sitting in front of a fire and Christmas trees at the White House while Biden talks about her book "Don’t Forget, God Bless Our Troops."
It’s a cozy scene, but you wouldn’t know it if you caught an altered version of the video that appears to show a child shouting an expletive at Biden.
"Kid shouts ‘shut the f--- up’ to Biden’s wife — during a kids book reading," reads the title of the video posted on BitChute. It’s an accurate description of the video that appears with it, but the video has been edited and does not depict what actually happened.
The original footage of the event doesn’t show any child shouting that at Biden, and posts sharing this video were flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Facebook.)
As Reuters reported, the audio of the child screaming an expletive comes from another video that has been online for at least a few years, before the Biden administration started. The title of that video, posted here on YouTube in 2019, says: "Kid tells teacher to shut up." Other people can be seen reacting to the outburst, both laughing and chastising the child.
We rate claims that this was shouted during Biden’s book reading Pants on Fire!
Bitchute post, Nov. 30, 2021
YouTube, Kid tells teacher to shut up, June 23, 2019
YouTube, First Lady Jill Biden reads to a second grad class from Waldorf, Maryland at White House, Nov. 29, 2021
Simon & Schuster, Don’t Forget, God Bless Our Troops, visited Dec. 1, 2021
Reuters, Fact Check-Video of child seemingly screaming a profanity at Jill Biden is digitally altered, Nov. 30, 2021
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