A manipulated video where Nancy Pelosi drunk it seems, is millions of times viewed. Facebook wants to be the images not offline.
The video shows the Democratic chairman of the House of Representatives that at an event speaks. But the clip was intentionally slowed down and the pitch is increased, so that it seems that she is drunk talk.
The lawyer of Donald Trump and former New York city mayor Rudy Giuliani is one of the Trump-followers that the video has been promoted. “What is wrong with Nancy Pelosi? Her voice is bizarre’, tweette he. Later he has the tweet been deleted. In the comments on the video, people say that she is drunk and raaskalt.
What the video has made is unclear. But the goal is probably to Pelosi black. However, to Facebook the video does not freeze. However, the company wants the visibility reduce and add a link to a site that clarifies that the clip is misleading. Facebook has no directive which states that information that people post where it should be, says a representative from CNN. Youtube has the clip been removed.
The success of the video once again shows the dangers of online misinformation, and how the public perception can shape in the run-up to the presidential election of 2020. ‘The purveyors of misinformation have no sophisticated technology needed to enable people to go, ” writes The Washington Post, that the story as first brought. “Even simple, crude manipulations can be used to an opponent to undermine.’
The American newspaper also made a video that shows how the original images are manipulated: