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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg reached out to Speaker Nancy Pelosi to discuss how the social media site handles misinformation after a doctored video of her went viral - but she has yet to call him back.
Zuckerberg made the move after Pelosi criticized his company for not taking down a altered video, which was edited to make the speaker appear drunk.
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The speaker's snub of the tech titan reflects her frustration with Facebook's handling of the situation, sources close to the speaker told The Washington Post, which revealed Zuckerberg's effort to make amends with the powerful California lawmaker.
Pelosi slammed Facebook last month for not taking down the altered video, accusing them of 'lying to the public' and saying it shows 'they were willing enablers of the Russian interference in our election.'
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Facebook warned users the video of Pelosi is fake but it refused to remove the altered footage of her speech at a Center for American Progress event, which was subtly edited to make her voice sound garbled and slowed down, as if she was under the influence of alcohol.
It's the latest hit against social media companies, who have found themselves under fire from lawmakers after intelligence agencies disclosed the ways Russians used those platforms to influence the 2016 election.
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Several Democratic presidential contenders are calling for greater regulation of companies like Facebook and Twitter.
In March, Zuckerberg called for regulars to play a greater role in establishing rules for the internet.
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In a public Facebook post, he called for stricter regulation of 'harmful content, election integrity, privacy and data portability.'
His move was seen as a way to counter the criticism of his company and came...
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