Pelosi calls Facebook(NASDAQ: FB) ‘willing enablers’ Of Russian interference following site kept Up doctored footage Of herMarketWatch #Is_FalseMay 30, 2019
Published: May 29, 2019 4:36 p.m.
California Democrat blasts social-media giant’s management for ‘putting up something that they know is false’
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is taking aim at Facebook.Money & Politics reporter
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is connecting how Facebook is responding to doctored video footage of her with how the company handled Russia’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 election.
“We have said all along, poor Facebook, they were unwittingly exploited by the Russians.
She accused the social-media giant of aiding Russian agents as follows:
‘I think they have proven — by not taking down something they know is false — that they were willing enablers of the Russian interference in our election.’ House Speaker Nancy Pelosi A Facebook executive has defended the company’s handling of the doctored and widely circulated Pelosi footage, which consists of real footage that has been slowed down to give the false impression that she’s slurring her words.
Facebook FB, +0.13% and other Silicon Valley heavyweights are drawing increasing scrutiny over how they deal with misinformation and political bias as well as how they handle their users’ data, with that attention triggered by recent scandals and Big Tech’s growing power.
Facebook’s stock is up 39% this year, while the S&P 500 SPX, -0.13% has gained 11%.