Video of Pelosi brings attention to ‘cheap fakes’
SAN FRANCISCO — The issue of misleading political messages on social media has arisen again, as President Donald Trump tweeted an edited video showing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi repeatedly tearing up his State of the Union speech as he honored audience members. The problem? While Pelosi did tear up her copy of the speech, she didn’t do so until Trump was finished talking. It didn’t happen during the address, as the video depicts. Pelosi’s team calls the video misleading. But Facebook and Twitter are refusing to take it down, saying it does not violate their policies intended to prohibit intentionally deceptive videos.