Fact Check: Biden Did NOT Say He Was Taking Time Off From Campaign For The Film 'Cuties'

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  • by: Arthur Brice
Fact Check: Biden Did NOT Say He Was Taking Time Off From Campaign For The Film 'Cuties' Fake Tweet

Did Joe Biden post on Twitter that he was taking time off from his campaign to watch the controversial French film "Cuties" on Netflix? No, that's not true: The tweet is fake and did not come from Biden's verified account.

The claim appeared as a meme in a post (archived here) published on Instagram on Sept. 10, 2020. It read:

I'm going to take a couple of days off the campaign trail. Cuties is on Netflix.

Users on social media saw this:

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A search through Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's official and certified Instagram and Twitter accounts finds no such message from Biden. Fake postings attributed to Biden have occurred regularly this campaign season.

The film "Cuties" has been criticized for depicting the hypersexualization of young girls. Netflix has seen good and bad results from showing the movie. The network has seen record subscription cancellations, according to a research company cited by Variety.com. A majority of viewers who watched the movie said they did so over curiosity about the film's controversy, Variety said.

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  Arthur Brice

Arthur Brice is a fact checker at Lead Stories. He has been a journalist for more than 40 years, nearly 30 of them in newspapers. Brice was a national desk editor and reporter at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for nearly 20 years. Previously, he was political editor at The Tampa Tribune and also worked for three other Florida newspapers. He spent 11 Years as an executive editor and executive producer at CNN. 

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