RNC airs video clip of ‘Biden’s America’ — it was actually Barcelona

The Republican National Convention aired a video on its first night decrying protests in the United States and citing potential chaos in the streets if Democratic nominee Joe Biden is elected president.

One problem with the video? One part showed a different protest, in a different country, in a different year.

NBC News’ Social Newsgathering team was able to identify that a portion of the video was in fact taken during Catalonia independence protests in Spain in October 2019 and not during recent protests in the United States over racial injustice and police brutality. Catalonian public broadcaster, CCA, was first to report on the misinformation on Aug. 25.

 

Source: RNC airs video clip of ‘Biden’s America’ — it was actually Barcelona