American singer Taylor Swift holds a banner endorsing former US President Donald Trump at the Grammys red carpet.
Taylor Swift held up no such flag, viral video is edited.
Several social media users are circulating a video purportedly showing American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift posing with a banner that endorses former US President Donald Trump at the Grammys red carpet, further pushing the conspiracy theory that Trump actually won the 2020 election.
The modern pop icon had made history at the 66th Grammy Awards, held on Sunday, becoming the first performer to win the prize for album of the year four times.
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Newschecker first ran a keyword search for “Taylor Swift Trump banner Grammys”, which did not lead us to any credible news report about such an incident.
We noticed that the viral video had a watermark reading, “Variety”, following which we ran a relevant keyword search that led us to this Youtube short, dated February 5, of Swift on the red carpet, where we do not see her holding any banner supporting Trump.
We then came across the longer version of Swift’s appearance on the red carpet, uploaded by the official Grammys Youtube channel on February 5, 2024.
A comparison of screengrabs of the viral video (left) and the original video, where an assistant is adjusting Swift’s dress, indicate that the video has been altered, considering Swift had donned long black gloves, while the viral clip showed her bare hands.
Viral video of Taylor Swift endorsing Donald Trump at the Grammys red carpet found to be digitally manipulated.
Result: Altered media
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