This post is part of " Cybersecurity and Election Interference ," a Brookings series that explores digital threats to American democracy, cybersecurity risks in elections, and ways to mitigate possible problems. You are sitting at home watching online videos and a friend sends you a link showing a seemingly real image of Senator Kamala Harris removing her clothes. She had recently done well in a television debate and was garnering widespread praise for her takedown of Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden. You watch with amazement. Is this for real? Would a United States Senator allow herself to be filmed doing that? How many people will see this? How is it going to affect the campaign? Of course, the picture is not authentic. In an interview, he explained he was able to create the tool by training it on 10, pictures of naked women.
That outraged some people who believe Facebook should do more to clamp down on misinformation. Pelosi derided Facebook Wednesday for not taking down the video even though it knows it is false. More: Trump tweets altered video of Nancy Pelosi stumbling over words. Opinion: Facebook refusal to curb fake Nancy Pelosi drunk video highlights need for responsibility. Facebook has long resisted making declarations about the truthfulness of posts that could open it up to charges of censorship or political bias. It manages to get itself in enough trouble simply trying to enforce more basic rules in difficult cases, such as the time a straightforward application of its ban on nudity led it to remove an iconic Vietnam War photo of a naked girl fleeing a napalm attack. It backed down after criticism from the prime minister of Norway, among others. More: Wait, is that video real? The race against deepfakes and dangers of manipulated recordings. Facebook has another incentive to keep its head down.
That outraged some people who believe Facebook should do more to clamp down on misinformation. Facebook has long resisted making declarations about the truthfulness of posts that could open it up to charges of censorship or political bias. It backed down after criticism from the prime minister of Norway, among others. Facebook has another incentive to keep its head down. The deeper it gets into editorial decisions, the more it looks like a publisher, which could tempt legislators to limit the liability shield it currently enjoys under federal law. For instance, Republican politicians and other conservatives, from President Donald Trump to Fox News personalities, have been trumpeting the charge that Facebook is biased against conservatives. But YouTube yanked it down, pointing to community guidelines that prohibit spam, deceptive practices and scams. As of Wednesday, the video shared on Facebook by the group Politics Watchdog had been viewed nearly 3 million times and shared more than 48, times. Further complicating matters is the fact that Facebook is starting to de-emphasize the news feed itself. That might be a stretch.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi deflected a taunt from President Donald Trump on Twitter, turning a photo he tweeted of her during a heated White House meeting into her cover picture. Amy Klobuchar wrote on Twitter. Nervous Nancy's unhinged meltdown! The feud between the two leaders escalated during the government shutdown, as Pelosi portrayed him as childish, inexperienced and selfish, strolling out of one of their first meetings in December wearing a red-hot coat, shades and a smirk fit for a meme.
It was so wild. It goes to show you: You get into a tickle contest with a skunk, you get tinkle all over you. Her second viral meme-generating moment rolled around in February, when the State of the Union address finally happened and Trump appeared to signal a truce with the speaker.
There was Pelosi in the background: her lips pursed, her hands clapping at him like a set of jaws. Wednesday ended with both Pelosi and Trump saying that they were praying for each other. Postmedia is committed to maintaining a lively but civil forum for discussion and encourage all readers to share their views on our articles. Comments may take up to an hour for moderation before appearing on the site. We ask you to keep your comments relevant and respectful. We have enabled email notifications—you will now receive an email if you receive a reply to your comment, there is an update to a comment thread you follow or if a user you follow comments.
Visit our community guidelines for more information and details on how to adjust your email settings. Pelosi made this photo her Twitter cover picture after Trump attempted to mock her with it. Devika Desai. Filed under News World. Trump tries to taunt Nancy Pelosi with a photo on Twitter.
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