Liberals were up in arms over a doctored video of Speaker Nancy Pelosi that showed up on Facebook last week. The video was slowed down to make her appear confused and as if her age is finally catching up to her. Democrats brought the video to Facebook's attention, letting them know the video had been doctored. Facebook came back and said it didn't violate their terms of service, therefore, the video can stay.
During an interview with KQED-TV, Pelosi made a rather interesting comment about the video, saying Facebook executives are “willing enablers” of Russian's election meddling back in 2016. The fact that they won't remove the video of her is evidence of that.
We have said all along, poor Facebook, they were unwittingly exploited by the Russians. I think wittingly, because right now they are putting up something that they know is false. I think it’s wrong. I can take it...But [Facebook is] lying to the public," Pelosi said.
"I think they have proven — by not taking down something they know is false — that they were willing enablers of the Russian interference in our election," Pelosi said.
According to the Washington Post, Facebook has "heavily reduced" the video's appearance in people's news feeds. The vide now has an info box with various links to fact checks that indicate the video is false. If someone tries to share the video, a popup tells the user there's "additional reporting" on the video. The social media website does not come out and directly say the video is false.
“We don’t have a policy that stipulates that the information you post on Facebook must be true," a Facebook spokesperson told WaPo.
Democrats have been quick to defend Silicon Valley tech companies who side with them the majority of the time. It's rather humorous for Democrats to get a taste of their own medicine. Conservatives have been dealing with censorship for years and Democrats have turned a blind eye. Now that their precious Nancy is being impacted, it's suddenly a crisis.
It's not a crisis, Nancy. You're just newly entrenched. Welcome to the party.