Videos Doctored to Show Pelosi Appearing to Be Drunk Rocket Across Social Media


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Doctored videos showing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi seeming to be drunk have been making the rounds on social media. The Washington Post uncovered the videos from an event in D.C. on Wednesday. The Post reports that the clips were “subtly edited” to slow down Pelosi’s speech — making it seem as though she was slurring her words. A conservative Facebook page called Politics WatchDog has, according to the Post, put up a version of the video which has garnered more than 1.4 million views. From the article:
“There is no question that the video has been slowed to alter Pelosi’s voice,” said Hany Farid, a computer-science professor and digital-forensics expert at University of California, Berkeley. “It is striking that such a simple manipulation can be so effective and believable to some,” he added. “While I think that deepfake technology poses a real threat,” he said, in reference Continue reading "Videos Doctored to Show Pelosi Appearing to Be Drunk Rocket Across Social Media"

Trump Admin Sets Up Page to Let People Report Political Bias from Social Media Platforms


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The Trump administration has set up a site to let people report on social media platforms that they believe have taken action against them for political reasons. It’s an issue that President Donald Trump has publicly talked about before, particularly in the wake of multiple recent social media bans and suspensions: