Facebook and Twitter will not remove video depicting Pelosi ripping off Trump’s speech
Social media top companies, Facebook and Twitter has made it clear that they would not delete video from their database showing U.S. House of Reps Speaker, Nancy Pelosi tearing her own copy of Donald Trump‘s speech at the State of the Union Address on Tuesday, 4th Febraury, upon her request to bring it down.
Nancy Pelosi’s office demanded that Facebook and Twitter deletes the video shared by President Donald Trump, which was modified to make it look like she tore the speech even as the President waved a Tuskegee airman in the congregation.
The video, tagged “Powerful American stories ripped to shreds by Nancy Pelosi” was shared on both Donald Trump’s Twitter and Facebook account before 6 p.m. on 6th February, 2020. Donald trump has a whooping sum of 72 million followers.
Facebook and Twitter reacted on a refusal to remove the videos, bringing different reasons.
A Facebook spokesman, Andy Stone said;
“I can confirm for you that the video doesn’t violate our policies”
Drew Hammill, deputy chief of staff to Nancy Pelosi posted a connection to a criticism of the video on Friday afternoon. This is what he wrote;
“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.”
Twitter responded to Drew Hammill;
“Sorry, are you suggesting the President didn’t make those remarks and the Speaker didn’t rip the speech?”
And Drew Hammill replied back but this time didn’t take it lightly;
“What planet are you living on? This is deceptively altered. Take it down.”
Just this week, Twitter revealed a brand new rules for its users, but will start taking effect from 5th March, 2020;
“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.”
In just two days the video was posted, it has welcomed more than 2.5 million views, and has come across over 6 million people around the world.