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The clip of first lady Jill Biden at an Oct. 16 Philadelphia Eagles football game was altered to add expletive-filled crowd chants. The real footage showed Biden and others singing along to the team’s fight song.
First lady Jill Biden, a longtime fan of the Philadelphia Eagles, attended one of the team’s games, dedicated to cancer awareness, on Oct. 16. A video circulating on social media showed her clapping and singing with others on the field — but it was hard to hear the lyrics over the crowd booing her husband.
"Eagles fans shout F— Joe Biden while Jill Biden attends NFL game!" says the text on an Oct. 18 Instagram video that purported to show footage from the game.
The video was flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Meta, which owns Facebook and Instagram.)
That’s because the video, which has spread across other platforms, such as YouTube, was altered to add the chants.
The National Football League shared the real footage of Jill Biden at the game. She was singing the team’s "Fly, Eagles Fly" fight song, along with the crowd.
Many commenters on the Instagram post thought the altered video was real.
"She has (no) idea what they are saying. What a joke her and her brain missing husband...." one user wrote.
Another said, "Here’s the thing . . . if she cared and wasn’t following a script or being endorsed, any normal human being would be furious and show it."
The fact-checking team at Verify did an audio analysis of the video. The booing comes from an hourlong YouTube video, and footage of a crowd chanting an expletive about Biden is real, but it’s from a compilation of crowds chanting at different college football games.
We rate the claim that Philadelphia Eagles fans were chanting expletives at Jill Biden Pants on Fire!
Instagram video, Oct. 18, 2022
The Independent, Viral video of Jill Biden getting booed at Philadelphia Eagles game was faked, Oct. 20, 2022
NFL Twitter post, Oct. 16, 2022
VERIFY, Video of Jill Biden being booed at Philadelphia Eagles game is fake, Oct. 20, 2022
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