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Sun Aug 30, 2020, 08:43 PM

Twitter flags GOP video after activist's computerized voice was manipulated

Source: Washington post

Twitter flags GOP video after activist’s computerized voice was manipulated

Twitter flagged a video shared by the second-ranking House Republican on Saturday as “manipulated,” as it spliced quotes together from an activist who speaks through computer voice assistance, making it sound as though he’d convinced Joe Biden to defund police departments.

“I have lost my ability to speak, but not my agency or my thoughts,” Ady Barkan wrote to Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, the House minority whip, in a Sunday tweet. “You and your team have doctored my words for your own political gain. Please remove this video immediately. You owe the entire disability community an apology.”

The dispute came down to two words from an interview Biden gave Barkan at the start of July. Barkan, who has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), speaks with the use of a device that reads his eye movements and translates them to an artificial voice. The interview, one of many that Barkan had done with Democratic presidential candidates, turned at one point to whether Biden would shift some funding from armed policing to social welfare.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/08/30/ady-barkan-scalise-twitter-video/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=wp_politics

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Reply Twitter flags GOP video after activist's computerized voice was manipulated (Original post)
StrictlyRockers Aug 30 OP
George II Aug 30 #1
bucolic_frolic Aug 30 #2
Rebl2 Aug 30 #3
dem4decades Aug 30 #4
AllaN01Bear Aug 30 #5
dem4decades Aug 30 #6
gademocrat7 Aug 31 #7
JonLP24 Aug 31 #8
bucolic_frolic Aug 31 #9
Yeehah Aug 31 #10

Response to StrictlyRockers (Original post)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 08:49 PM

1. Scalise has that same video on Twitter, not taken down yet.

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Response to StrictlyRockers (Original post)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 09:00 PM

2. If you remember back that far

Ross Perot warned us about doctored digital evidence as far back as 1992.

Jack was one of the first CEOs to start policing fakes, and has picked up speed as other companies joined the program.

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Response to StrictlyRockers (Original post)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 09:16 PM

3. Scalise is

SCUM

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Response to StrictlyRockers (Original post)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 09:20 PM

4. If the press was really a press every question would be to Scalaise about this.

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Response to dem4decades (Reply #4)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 09:42 PM

5. thats one of the reasons why i quit our local paper . i dont trust em.

the press should have a lot of questions on these so and sos.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Reply #5)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 10:16 PM

6. Quit my local paper too, Trump loving rag.

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Response to StrictlyRockers (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 07:00 AM

7. Scalise is a despicable man.

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Response to StrictlyRockers (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 07:06 AM

8. That isn't even his issue

I believe Ady Barkan is a Medicare for All supporter.

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Response to StrictlyRockers (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 08:25 AM

9. A lie is one thing, fabrication of evidence is another and it's called FRAUD

I'm no lawyer, but fraud is a higher hurdle and ought to be actionable as libel or slander. Or maybe we need to change some laws.

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Response to StrictlyRockers (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 11:33 AM

10. There is no pit low enough for these shitheel republicans

There is NOTHING they will not do to obtain or retain power.

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