Social media under fire for letting almost 2 MILLION users see fake video of 'slurring' Nancy Pelosi

Mail Online | 5/23/2019 | Katelyn Caralle, U.s. Political Reporter;Emily Goodin, U.s. Political Reporter For
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Facebook and Twitter are under fire for letting more than a million users see a faked video of Speaker Nancy Pelosi, altered to make her words slurred and sounding as if she is drunk.

The original video was from Pelosi's remarks on Wednesday at the Center for American Progress Ideas Conference, where she spoke about President Donald Trump walking out of an infrastructure meeting with Democrats earlier that day.

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A version posted by the conservative Politics WatchDog - a conservative group on Facebook, has been viewed more than 1.8 million times, shared more than 39,000 times, and has more than 20,000 comments.

'Omg is she drunk or having a stroke???,' one user wrote.

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Several other commenters described her as 'drunk.'

A Washington Post analysis found the video had been slowed to about 75 percent of its original speed.

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It also appears that the sound of her voice was changed so the slow in speech would not make her pitch appear to deep.

During the edited remarks, Pelosi said Trump was engaging in a 'coverup' by refusing to cooperate with congressional investigations.

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It also shows ways voters could be influenced in the 2020 election and how rapidly disinformation can spread.

The altered video comes as the executive branch and legislative branch locked horns this week when a planned White House meeting on infrastructure disintegrated into chaos.

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Trump walked out of a scheduled meeting on infrastructure with House Democrats on Wednesday and joined reporters in the Rose Garden, where they were moved even before House Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Pelosi sat down with the president.

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