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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in dispute with Facebook and Twitter



CNBC’s Eamon Javers reports on Nancy Pelosi’s dispute with Facebook and Twitter.

A fierce behind-the-scenes dispute between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office and Facebook erupted into public view Friday, as the speaker’s office demanded that Facebook remove a video posted online by President Donald Trump.

The video in question showed Pelosi’s viral State of the Union moment ripping up the text of Trump’s speech Tuesday night, but was edited to make it appear that she ripped the speech even as Trump saluted a Tuskegee airman in the audience. In fact, Pelosi’s speech-ripping gesture came at the end of the president’s speech, and her office said it was in response to the totality of the speech and what Pelosi saw as misinformation in it.

The video, labeled “Powerful American stories ripped to shreds by Nancy Pelosi,” was posted on both Facebook and Twitter. Trump tweeted the video from his Twitter account just before 6 p.m. Thursday to his more than 72 million followers.

Within hours, the speaker’s office was demanding both social media companies remove the video, arguing it was unfair to Pelosi, who actually stood and applauded the airman during the speech.

Both Facebook and Twitter decided against removing the Trump video, although the companies cited different reasons for their decisions.

The dispute became public Friday when Pelosi’s deputy chief of staff, Drew Hammill, posted a link to a criticism of the video Friday afternoon, writing “The latest fake video of Speaker Pelosi is deliberately designed to mislead and lie to the American people, and every day that these platforms refuse to take it down is another reminder that they care more about their shareholders’ interests than the public’s interests.”

Andy Stone, a Facebook spokesman, replied to Hammill on Twitter: “Sorry, are you suggesting the President didn’t make those remarks and the Speaker didn’t rip the speech?”

Hammill fired back: “What planet are you living on? This is deceptively altered. Take it down.”

In the end, both Facebook and Twitter declined to remove the Trump campaign post, citing corporate policies.

Facebook’s Stone told CNBC, “I can confirm for you that the video doesn’t violate our policies.”

Stone said the company’s policies against altered video specifically refer to video that has been edited to make it appear a person said something they didn’t say or did something they didn’t do.

Facebook’s response left Pelosi’s Hammill frustrated.

“I think they have a history here of promoting and making money off of content that is intentionally false,” Hammill said.

Twitter, for its part, has a new set of policies around manipulated media that the company announced Tuesday. The company imposed a new rule on its users: “You may not deceptively share synthetic or manipulated media that are likely to cause harm. In addition, we may label Tweets containing synthetic and manipulated media to help people understand the media’s authenticity and to provide additional context.”

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mhelm421
mhelm421
2 months ago

Whether she ripped it up immediately after the individual stories or at the end, she still ripped it up. Even most Dems feel it was not appropriate.
I watched the whole event and was in disbelief when she did it.
A new low from our elected leaders!

2121skip
2121skip
2 months ago

This stupe sounds more like that OTHER stupe Joe Biden every day.

Victory Entertainment
Victory Entertainment
2 months ago

Well the left fake news media is good at that, and now they wanna have a cry when it happens to them. That's ridiculosi

Robert Wheless
Robert Wheless
2 months ago

Stop lyin. You own the cameras. We are not stupid. #@!you!

Durndunchi
Durndunchi
2 months ago

she did rip up the speach after all the american heros were honored. And you can tell lies all you want. It doesn't matter if she ripped it up directly after or at the end it was still after the American heros were honored. That's what that drunken filthy POS thinks of our Country and of us. And the more you lie for her, you are showing the American people you are the same ilk… NOT TO BE TRUSTED!!!!!!!

Patty Morton
Patty Morton
2 months ago

My God I love our President!!! Polosi is a real USA hater… clip or not. We all know Nancy is evil. Show the video of her in China Town telling every one come here….its safe….loling 😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣

Lin Lin
Lin Lin
2 months ago

Damn with all her money, she should be able to get a correctly fitting set of dentures.

Jack Jack
Jack Jack
2 months ago

Speaker Pelosi has Botox induced DEMENTIA, her mind is just a BOX of CATS !

Jack Jack
Jack Jack
2 months ago

Speaker Pelosi has Botox induced DEMENTIA, her mind is just a BOX of CATS !

Jack Jack
Jack Jack
2 months ago

Senile Nancy “one claw” Pelosi $5,000 GOV impeachment pens … President Trump $2.00
sharpie yields $200,000,000,000.00 in trade deals for America! END
the DEM Communist MENACE, vote KAG 2020.

Jack Jack
Jack Jack
2 months ago

Senile Nancy “one claw” Pelosi $5,000 GOV impeachment pens … President Trump $2.00
sharpie yields $200,000,000,000.00 in trade deals for America! END
the DEM Communist MENACE, vote KAG 2020.

Jack Jack
Jack Jack
2 months ago

“You need to vote for the Democrats otherwise the illegal aliens will lose their rights”!  ~ Nancy Pelosi……2019. What
planet is she from exactly?

Jack Jack
Jack Jack
2 months ago

“You need to vote for the Democrats otherwise the illegal aliens will lose their rights”!  ~ Nancy Pelosi……2019. What
planet is she from exactly?

Jack Jack
Jack Jack
2 months ago

"You don't need GOD anymore; you have us Democrats."   ~   Nancy Pelosi (Quoted in 2006)

Jack Jack
Jack Jack
2 months ago

"You don't need GOD anymore; you have us Democrats."   ~   Nancy Pelosi (Quoted in 2006)

Mike Matthews
Mike Matthews
2 months ago

If she didn't want the bad P.R. then she shouldn't done what she did. So face book is changing the rules for her in March so they can take it down. That figures.

gerald keene
gerald keene
2 months ago

Nancy should have really thought about repercussions of her ACT before doing her ACT. Because that is what it was just an ACT of a petulant child tantrum!

hal chesnut
hal chesnut
2 months ago

She forgets that millions of Americans was watching her actions and do not think what she did was not forgivable> Leave the Truth out there and she can suffer for what she did!!!

Rngnd1314
Rngnd1314
2 months ago

CNBC is the
"ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!!!!

Rngnd1314
Rngnd1314
2 months ago

dnc controls media like cnbc facebook and twitter.its all part of their propaganda for the dnc.they want socialism and communism in the west.

The Citizen Estate
The Citizen Estate
2 months ago

The side-effects of contracting TDS is loss of cognitive ability to discern satire and humor.

Jason Butts
Jason Butts
2 months ago

i just don care. im vont trump

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