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Sat May 25, 2019, 10:57 AM

Facebook acknowledges Pelosi video is faked - but declines to delete it

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/05/24/facebook-acknowledges-pelosi-video-is-faked-declines-delete-it/

When an edited video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) began spreading across the Web this week, researchers quickly identified it as a distortion, with sound and playback speed that had been manipulated to make her speech appear stilted and slurred.

But in the hours after the social-media giants were alerted, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube offered widely conflicting responses that potentially allowed the viral misinformation to continue its spread.

YouTube offered a definitive response Thursday afternoon, saying the company had removed the videos because they violated “clear policies that outline what content is not acceptable to post.”

Twitter declined to comment. But sharing the video would likely not conflict with the company’s policies, which permit “inaccurate statements about an elected official” as long as they don’t include efforts of election manipulation or voter suppression. Several tweets sharing the video, often alongside insults that Pelosi was “drunk as [a] skunk,” remained online Friday.

But Facebook, where the video appeared to gain much of its audience, declined Friday to remove the video, even after Facebook’s independent fact-checking groups, Lead Stories and PolitiFact, deemed the video “false."

“We don’t have a policy that stipulates that the information you post on Facebook must be true,” Facebook said in a statement to The Washington Post.

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Reply Facebook acknowledges Pelosi video is faked - but declines to delete it (Original post)
CousinIT May 2019 OP
cwydro May 2019 #1
Submariner May 2019 #2
J_William_Ryan May 2019 #3
murielm99 May 2019 #5
Chin music May 2019 #4
klook May 2019 #6
NastyRiffraff May 2019 #9
dalton99a May 2019 #7
SWBTATTReg May 2019 #8
CousinIT May 2019 #10
SWBTATTReg May 2019 #12
spanone May 2019 #11
Ms. Toad May 2019 #13

Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 11:00 AM

1. That's sickening.

That is a company (one of many) with no soul, no conscience.

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 11:07 AM

2. But Facebook had no problem banning Senator Warren's Facebook ads

calling for the breakup of monster outfits like Facebook. Right wing partisan hypocrites.

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 11:19 AM

3. Leave

the video up to demonstrate to the Nation of just how dishonest most conservatives are, and of the propensity for lying common to most on the right.

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Response to J_William_Ryan (Reply #3)

Sat May 25, 2019, 11:25 AM

5. Leave

Facebook.

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 11:56 AM

6. Reason 9,482,436 that Facebook sucks.

My numbers may be a little off, but Facebook definitely sucks.

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Response to klook (Reply #6)

Sat May 25, 2019, 12:37 PM

9. And the same amount of reasons

to delete Facebook accounts. I did 2 years ago and haven't missed it at all.

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 11:59 AM

7. Fuck Zuckerberg

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 12:35 PM

8. Okay, then retaliate by putting up mocked up videos of rump then. Tit for tat...nt

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #8)

Sat May 25, 2019, 12:49 PM

10. We don't need to create fake videos of Trump slurring and bumbling like a drug-addled drunk

He provides us with REAL ones every day.

IOW, he's projecting again.

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Response to CousinIT (Reply #10)

Sat May 25, 2019, 01:14 PM

12. You nailed it! I never heard the likes of someone like this whining so much. NT

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 12:57 PM

11. the video is STILL up on trump's twitter feed

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Response to spanone (Reply #11)

Sat May 25, 2019, 02:03 PM

13. Twitter finally acknolwedged recently what we all knew -

They refuse to do anything about Trump's abuses. They are considering labeling them in some unspecified way, at some unspecified time.

“One of the things we’re working really closely on with our product and engineering folks is, ‘How can we label that?’” Gadde said. “How can we put some context around it so people are aware that that content is actually a violation of our rules and it is serving a particular purpose in remaining on the platform.”


http://fortune.com/2019/03/28/twitter-rules-offensive-tweets-labels/

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