For the entire context, Mediaite has unedited footage of the 15-minute remarks, which are an answer to an audience question at a campaign event.

The Biden clip is reminiscent of another viral political video of Nancy Pelosi, which was altered to look like she was slurring her words. The Pelosi video was slowed down and her voice slightly altered in what experts called a “dumbfake,” while the Biden clip was simply cut strategically. The Biden videos’ editors didn’t use artificial intelligence to change the subjects mouth movements and actual words like in “deepfakes,” essentially creating new footage. They likely used very simple, and possibly free editing tools, and harnessed the power and siloed nature of social media to make the clips spread like wildfire.

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