Editor’s note: Video content contains profanity.
First Lady Jill Biden made an appearance at the Oct. 16 Sunday Night Football game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys.
A video clip being shared widely on Twitter claims to show fans booing and yelling anti-Joe Biden chants as she stands on the field ahead of the game. One video had more than 1 million views before it was removed from Twitter (an earlier archive can be found here).
The clip was also embedded into an article published by British tabloid The Daily Mail.
Is a video clip showing Jill Biden being booed at the Philadelphia Eagles game real?
- Original NFL video
- A NFL spokesperson
- Video from a YouTube channel that shares ambient sounds
- An old clip from a University of Kentucky football game
- Video and audio analysis using Adobe Premiere
No, a video showing Jill Biden being booed at the Philadelphia Eagles game isn’t real. The original audio was replaced with boos and chants.
WHAT WE FOUND
The NFL shared a video on Twitter Sunday showing First Lady Jill Biden's appearance on the field. In the video, Biden can be heard singing along to "Fly Eagles Fly," the Philadelphia Eagles fight song, and no widespread boos or chants can be heard. The NFL also shared the same clip with VERIFY via email and said it was filmed by their social media team.
Here's how VERIFY determined the audio of the viral version of the video was manipulated to add the boos and chants.
VERIFY analyzed four seconds of the viral video and compared it to the original video from the NFL. We can confirm the soundwaves are different in the two videos.
VERIFY was able to trace the audio of the boos and chants used in the viral video to two different videos. The audio in the manipulated video was created using two different clips:
- Audio from a YouTube video of stadium boos
- Audio from a TikTok video clip of a crowd chanting “F*** Joe Biden” at a University of Kentucky football game.
When we combined the audio from the YouTube clip with the Kentucky football clip, the resulting audio track matched the viral video audio.
So, we can VERIFY this viral video clip purporting to include First Lady Jill Biden being booed at the Eagles game is fake. The audio was manipulated. It was created by replacing the audio with two different clips and combining it with the original video.