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Sun May 26, 2019, 09:25 AM

Nancy Pelosi and Fakebook's Dirty Tricks

So, Fakebook it is.

This week, unlike YouTube, Facebook decided to keep up a video deliberately and maliciously doctored to make it appear as if Speaker Nancy Pelosi was drunk or perhaps crazy. She was not. She was instead the victim of an obvious dirty trick by a dubious outfit with a Facebook page called Politics WatchDog.

The social media giant deemed the video a hoax and demoted its distribution, but the half-measure clearly didn’t work. The video ran wild across the system.

Facebook’s product policy and counterterrorism executive, Monika Bickert, drew the short straw and had to try to come up with a cogent justification for why Facebook was helping spew ugly political propaganda.

“We think it’s important for people to make their own informed choice for what to believe,” she said in an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper. “Our job is to make sure we are getting them accurate information.”


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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/26/opinion/nancy-pelosi-facebook-video.html

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spanone May 2019 OP
samnsara May 2019 #1

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Sun May 26, 2019, 09:36 AM

1. there are scores of vids like this ..Drunk Trump....

..its an adolescent app. I think folks should just start publishing scores of drunk posts..the drunk dog..drink sanders.....drunk kelly anne...drunk pence...drunk barr etc.... Like Lenny Bruce ( or George Carlin..?) said... if you say the word FUCK enough times it becomes meaningless and common..eventually it loses its shock value. hell i think the one of drunk trump vids was shared way more than nancys.

The other side is trying to weaponize a toy...cuz that all they have to play with...and they arent smart enough to come up with anything more clever or original.

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