Video of Pelosi brings at­ten­tion to ‘cheap fakes’

Antelope Valley Press - - BUSINESS -

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.

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