Twitter accounts hijack humorous video to pretend Joe Biden is dead

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Since his arrival at the White House, Joe Biden has regularly been the target of false information and conspiracy theories. Since September 7, 2022, Twitter accounts have posted a video purporting to show Naomi Biden, granddaughter of Joe Biden, claiming that her grandfather has been replaced… by a hidden twin. But this video actually has no connection to Naomi Biden. This is a humorous post shared on Twitter by a satirical account.

Verification in a nutshell

  • Since September 7, Twitter accounts have shared a video in which a woman, claiming to be the granddaughter of Joe Biden, explains that her grandfather would have died four years ago and that he would have been replaced in the White House by a hidden twin. According to these accounts, this video was shot by his granddaughter, Naomi Biden.
  • In reality, these images come from a satirical TikTok account that has no connection to the Biden family. This parody video has been hijacked by conspiratorial accounts in an attempt to make it appear to be an authentic statement by Naomi Biden.

The details of the check

“My grandfather Joe Biden does indeed have a twin. And, in the White House, that twin is impersonating Joe Biden.” Since September 7, 2022, English-speaking Twitter accounts have been sharing a strange video in which a woman, claiming to be the granddaughter of Joe Biden, explains that the current President of the United States would in fact have been dead for four years and that he would have been replaced by a “hidden twin”. According to these accounts, this video, which already has more than 150,000 views, was filmed by Naomi Biden, granddaughter of Joe Bidenand would therefore constitute a confession confirming a conspiracy theory.

Screenshot of a tweet, posted on September 7, 2022, falsely claiming that this video was shot by Naomi Biden. © Observers

However, the woman present on this video does not look like Naomi Biden. To verify where this video really comes from, it is therefore necessary to carry out a search on several social networks with the keywords “Biden twin”, that is to say “Biden twin”.

Search screenshot "Naomi Biden" realized on September 8, 2022 on Google Images.
Screenshot of the search “Naomi Biden” carried out on September 8, 2022 on Google Images. © Observers

This search finds the original video. She was published on TikTok on June 11 by the account isatandstared. But as her biography indicates, this account has nothing to do with Naomi Biden. It is indeed a satirical account powered by Kass Theaz who has created several fictional characters, including that of a hidden granddaughter of Joe Bidenwho would also be the daughter of actress Sandra Bullock.

Screenshot, dated September 8, 2022, of the biography of the TikTok account isatandstared.
Screenshot, dated September 8, 2022, of the biography of the TikTok account isatandstared. © Observers

This video is therefore a parody which was then hijacked by conspiratorial Twitter accounts in order to pass it off as a statement by Naomi Biden.

Twitter accounts hijack humorous video to pretend Joe Biden is dead