Social media platforms, Facebook and twitter refused to take down a video were US Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s was seen ripping in shreds her copy of Trump’s speech at the State of the Union Address on Tuesday.
The speaker’s office demanded that Facebook remove the viral video posted online by President Donald Trump in a bid to cast aspersion on the speaker.
The video, captioned “Powerful American stories ripped to shreds by Nancy Pelosi,” was posted on both Trump’s Facebook and Twitter before 6 p.m. Thursday for the viewing delight of his 7.2 million followers.
Facebook and Twitter in their responses, refused to delete the videos, they instead gave varied reasons for upholding their decision.
Andy Stone, a Facebook spokesman said “I can confirm for you that the video doesn’t violate our policies.”
Pelosi’s deputy chief of staff, Drew Hammill, then posted a link to a criticism of the video Friday afternoon, writing “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 in response to Hammill said: “Sorry, are you suggesting the President didn’t make those remarks and the Speaker didn’t rip the speech?”
Hammill responded: “What planet are you living on? This is deceptively altered. Take it down.”
“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.”.. Twitter announced.
Twitter had earlier in the week announced a new set of rules for its users, which will only take effect from March 5.
This is what Nancy Pelosi ripped up. A truly shameful move, even for her. pic.twitter.com/I7mNMZn4sj
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 5, 2020