Facebook begins telling users who try to share distorted Nancy Pelosi video that it’s fake

Facebook begins telling users who try to share distorted Nancy Pelosi video that it’s fake

Facebook begins telling users who try to share distorted Nancy Pelosi video that it’s fake

Comments Off on Facebook begins telling users who try to share distorted Nancy Pelosi video that it’s fake

Earlier this week, an altered video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi caught fire on Facebook, and despite being faked, the platform has so far declined to remove it. However, it has now chosen to notify users who attempt to share the clip that it is faked.

“Once the video was fact checked as false, we dramatically reduced its distribution,” a Facebook spokesperson told The Verge. “Speed is critical to this system, and we continue to improve our response. People who see the video in feed, try to share it from feed, or already shared it are alerted that it’s false.”

The new menu pops up when a user taps the share button, notifying them that there has been new reporting on the video. “Before you share this content, you might want to know that there is additional reporting on this,” the menu reads. It then lists buttons that users can click to read articles from organizations like Factcheck.org, Lead Stories, PolitiFact, the Associated Press, and 20 Minutes. The first button, however, simply allows the user to continue on sharing the video.

This menu appears on Facebook when a user attempts to share a distorted video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

The Verge tested this new menu, and it does appear when a user clicks share on the faked clip of Pelosi on the Politics WatchDog page that originally shared it. It’s unclear if the message pops up on reuploads of it as well.

Facebook’s head of global policy management, Monika Bickert, appeared on CNN last night to explain the platform’s decision to keep the video up. Bickert acknowledged that users who try to share it would be notified it was fake, but it was unclear how that was being done.

“Anybody who is seeing this video in news feed, anyone who is going to share it to somebody else, anybody who has shared it in the past, they are being alerted that this video is false,” Bickert told CNN.

Once news broke Thursday that this video was circulating across social media, YouTube decided to remove it. President Donald Trump has also tweeted out the video on his personal Twitter account. Twitter has yet to remove it or provide a public statement regarding that decision.

[“source=theverge”]

Lili

Related Posts

Facebook is stopping Huawei from pre-installing its apps

Comments Off on Facebook is stopping Huawei from pre-installing its apps

After fixing Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg wants to fix tech in 2019

Comments Off on After fixing Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg wants to fix tech in 2019

Facebook sues over sales of fake accounts, likes and followers

Comments Off on Facebook sues over sales of fake accounts, likes and followers

Facebook launches UK reporting tool to clamp down on scam ads

Comments Off on Facebook launches UK reporting tool to clamp down on scam ads

Facebook under fire over privacy again, blames users for the scandal

Comments Off on Facebook under fire over privacy again, blames users for the scandal

Facebook update: This feature will allow users to share FB posts on WhatsApp with a single tap

Comments Off on Facebook update: This feature will allow users to share FB posts on WhatsApp with a single tap

Facebook still full of groups trading fake reviews, says consumer group

Comments Off on Facebook still full of groups trading fake reviews, says consumer group

Facebook Bans Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, Other Far-Right Figures

Comments Off on Facebook Bans Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, Other Far-Right Figures

Facebook design flaw let thousands of kids join chats with unauthorized users

Comments Off on Facebook design flaw let thousands of kids join chats with unauthorized users

Facebook Dating launches in the United States today

Comments Off on Facebook Dating launches in the United States today

Instagram founders say selling to Facebook didn’t reduce competition among social networks

Comments Off on Instagram founders say selling to Facebook didn’t reduce competition among social networks

Roger McNamee: ‘It’s bigger than Facebook. This is a problem with the entire industry’

Comments Off on Roger McNamee: ‘It’s bigger than Facebook. This is a problem with the entire industry’

Create Account



Log In Your Account