Facebook Takes Hillary and Pelosi Down to Size
The social media giant adamantly refuses to take down a doctored video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi – despite a growing backlash. (Fox News)
The 3-minute video, which experts say was slowed down to about 75 percent of its original speed to make Pelosi seem drunk or senile, can still be viewed on a conservative Facebook page called Politics WatchDog, where it has garnered millions of views, over 30,000 comments and 11,000 reactions since being uploaded there one week ago.
When the Mark Zuckerberg-led tech giant, which partners with dozens of fact-checking organizations worldwide, verified that the video was doctored, it heavily reduced its appearance in users' Newsfeeds. However, the company declined to remove the video.
A Facebook spokesperson previously told several media outlets: “We don’t have a policy that stipulates that the information you post on Facebook must be true." Fox News reached out to Facebook for comment.
If a user tries to share the video now, a Facebook pop-up called "Additional Reporting On This" appears that lists the results of five different fact-checking organizations, all of which rate the video as false.