Pelosi Slams Facebook Over Refusal To Take Down Doctored Videos

Pelosi Slams Facebook Over Refusal To Take Down Doctored Videos

A video shared on social media that appeared to have been digitally altered to slow the speech of the House Speaker at a recent public appearance made Pelosi appear impaired. I think wittingly, because right now they are putting up something that they know is false.

"I understand it's a big business to get into of trying to figure out what's true or not, but you're making money by being in the news business".

Material from Bloomberg News was used in this report.

According to the Post, one version of the doctored video has garnered over 2.8 million views, 30,000 comments and 38,000 shares. President Trump's attorney Rudolph W. Giuliani was among those who tweeted the video, though he later deleted it.

"We aren't in the news business".

CNN's Anderson Cooper grilled Facebook's head of global policy management, Monika Bickert over the company's decision to not remove a video on the platform that was altered to make Speaker Nancy Pelosi appear even more batcrap and riddled with dementia than usual.

"But when we're talking about political discourse and misinformation around that, we think the right approach is to let people make an informed choice", Bickert added.

Cooper then pressed Bickert over whether Facebook had entered the "news business", questioning whether the company could be trusted to operate and make money by being a place for viewers to turn during major news events. Clinton noted that "it is also a sign that Trump is running scared".

"There's a lot of things that's concerning with that video of Speaker Pelosi and it was just slowed down to make it seem like she was having a hard time speaking", Hurd said on "Face the Nation" Sunday.

YouTube, meanwhile, removed the Pelosi videos. Pelosi tweeted afterward that Trump's tweet was created to distract from "House Democrats' great accomplishments" as well as Trump's "cover-ups and unpopularity".

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