Pelosi throws Facebook in the cold for video tracking to make her look drunk and accuses technology giant of allowing fake content and lying about it
- Speaker Pelosi caught Facebook because she did not take a modified video of her
- She accused Facebook of & # 39; lying to the public & # 39; and says it shows & # 39; that they were willing to be enablers of Russian interference in our election & # 39;
- "I gave them the benefit of the doubt of Russia – I thought it was ignorant – but they were clearly daring henchmen," she said.
- Facebook has put the video – which has been changed to make Pelosi look like she is drinking – online, but has added warnings
Speaker Nancy Pelosi beat Facebook on Wednesday for not collecting a modified video from her, accusing them of & # 39; lying to the public & # 39; and said it shows & # 39; that they were willing to enablers of Russian interference in our elections & # 39 ;.
Facebook warns users that a video from Pelosi is fake, but refuses to remove the altered images from her speech at a Center for American Progress event, which was subtly edited to make her voice mutilated and delayed, as if she were under the influence of alcohol.
Pelosi cited their actions as proof that the company & # 39; henchmen & # 39; was of Russian attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election.
& # 39; I gave them the benefit of doubting Russia – I thought it was ignorant – but it was clear that they were knowingly complicit and could provide readers with false information on Facebook & # 39 ;, she told California's Commonwealth Club on Wednesday afternoon.
Speaker Pelosi caught Facebook because she did not take a modified video of her
The video has 2.8 million views on Facebook and more than 30,000 responses
She argued that the tech giant's actions could prevent women and minorities from entering public positions because of the fear of online criticism.
& # 39; If you were going outside, why would you submit to that? And that is what disappoints, & Pelosi said.
She added that she can perform the online savaging.
& # 39; I don't care. I can handle it, & Pelosi said. & # 39; If I didn't have thick skin, I wouldn't be a House spokesperson. & # 39;
& # 39; In the arena you must be ready to take a stump out, but you must also be willing to throw one, & # 39; she added. & # 39; For the children. & # 39;
The speaker also said that Facebook & # 39; s refusal to remove the video meant that they & # 39; lied & # 39; for the public.
& # 39; We've always said it, bad Facebook, they were unknowingly exploited by the Russians. I think consciously, because at the moment they are imposing something that they know is untrue. I think it's wrong, & Pelosi said KQED News in San Francisco. & # 39; I can handle it … but [Facebook is lying] against the public. & # 39;
She added: & I think they have proven – by not rejecting something they know is wrong – that they were willing to allow the Russian interference in our election. & # 39;
Wednesday's first public comments marked the speaker on the video, which has received 2.8 million views on Facebook and more than 30,000 responses.
Facebook has articles about & # 39; fact checking & # 39; added to the video & # 39; s that manipulated the video & # 39; s & # 39; but still able to view.
The modified video & # 39; s have been shared by right-wing websites in an attempt to discredit the speaker.
Analyzes of the distorted Center for American Progress video by researchers indicate that the video has slowed down to about 75 percent of the original speed
President Donald Trump shared an edited video of Pelosi who portrayed her as & # 39; stammering & # 39;
And President Donald Trump stepped into the action when he tweeted a video from Fox Business Network, which was a compilation video of the & # 39; coming & # 39; congressman during a press conference.
& # 39; & # 39; PELOSI STAMMERS VIA NEW CONFERENCE OF THE NEWS & # 39; & # 39 ;, he wrote next week to the video.
Rudy Giuliani, Trump's personal lawyer, tweeted a link to the modified video on Thursday evening with the comment: & # 39; What is wrong with Nancy Pelosi? Her speech pattern is bizarre. & # 39; The tweet has since been deleted.
In the run-up to the 2016 elections, Facebook admitted its own mistakes in fighting fake news and introduced a system designed to stop the flow of misleading and inaccurate material.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller strongly emphasized the involvement of Moscow in the 2016 elections in his first public comments on his Russia investigation.
& # 39; I will conclude by repeating the central allegation of our charges – that there were multiple, systematic attempts to interfere in our election, & # 39; he said Wednesday.
& # 39; That allegation deserves the attention of every American. & # 39;
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