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Facebook ‘Defends’ Decision To Keep Fake Nancy Pelosi Video, But Punishes Users Anyway

There is no escape from Mark Zuckerberg’s tendrils.

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Facebook made the decision to allow an edited video showing U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appear to be drunk and rambling through a press conference to remain on the platform, as there is no rule against posting false information to Facebook, however the platform is continuing to punish users and groups who share it.

Instead of removing the video outright, Facebook made the decision to flag the video and provide an additional article explaining that it has been doctored to make Pelosi appear even more confused and unaware than usual. This, according to Facebook, will allow users to have better information.

The Hill reported:

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Neil Potts, Facebook’s public policy manager, said taking that approach allows people to understand what the video is and why it has been flagged.

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“It is our policy to inform people when we have information that might be false on the platform so they can make their own decisions about that content,” Potts said during a meeting of the international grand committee on big data, privacy and democracy in Ottawa, Canada.

However, Facebook is continuing to penalize groups and individuals who share this content and other content like it.

As Big League Politics reported, Facebook now notifies Facebook group admins that when users in their groups post what the platform considers to be “false news”, Facebook may stop showing posts from the group in users’ news feed, and may stop encouraging users to join the groups.

In other words, if one user posts fake news, the entire group is punished and may become functionally useless, with no Facebook users seeing posts made in the group, and no new users joining the group.

Big League Politics reported:

After a user in the Facebook group “God Emperor Trump: Official” posted an article the website considers fake, admins of the group were given a notification that their entire group could be penalized if the behavior is repeated.

According to Facebook’s message, the platform will use its endless fight against “false news” as an excuse to “push all of that group’s content down in News Feed, which may mean fewer people visit the group.”

The platform “may also stop suggesting that people join the group.”

Facebook sent an identical message when another user posted an article showing philanthropist and public speaker Dan Pena discuss climate change, and yet again when a user posted the doctored footage of Pelosi.

In other words, Facebook will allow the content to remain on its platform so that users and groups may face punishment for posting it repeatedly.

It seems as though the big tech platform found a way to ensure a continuing source of censorship of conservative users.

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Facebook Censors Project Veritas Video, Keeping Coronavirus Hysteria in High Gear

Big Brother is ramping up due to coronavirus.

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Facebook is reportedly throwing a Project Veritas video off of their monolithic social media platform because the video contains information about coronavirus that is unapproved by the political and media establishment.

CNN reporter Oliver Darcy reported that Facebook would be removing the Veritas video from their platform because of nebulous and unspecified policy violations. Veritas founder James O’Keefe blamed Darcy for allegedly being a snitch and attempting to get his video removed from social media platforms.

O’Keefe also blasted New York Times reporter Andrew Jacobs for his moral preening in criticizing his coronavirus reporting.

The controversial video published by Veritas shows O’Keefe talking with boots on the ground at coronavirus testing sites. He talked to Army personnel and health care workers who claimed the pandemic is not as bad as the media and government officials are purporting it to be.

Certain transcripts from the Veritas video can be seen here:

James O’Keefe: “What about the situation itself. Is it as bad as–the media is saying? The whole pandemic?”
New York Army National Guardsman: “Oh no. It’s the flu!”
O’Keefe: “That’s all it is?”
Guardsman: “It’s the flu.”

O’Keefe: “Is it as bad as they’re saying, this pandemic? Everyone’s freaking out. Is it bad, is it overblown by the media, what is it like?”
Medical worker: “Is it what?”
O’Keefe: “Is the media accurately reporting or is it as bad as people are saying?”
Medical worker: “No.”
O’Keefe: “It’s not as bad as the—”
Medical worker: “It’s precautionary.”
O’Keefe: “The media is making it out bigger?”
Medical worker: “Yes.”

O’Keefe’s video has garnered controversy because it goes against the narrative of fear and hysteria that has been pushed by the fake news media, government bureaucrats and official expert class.

“The rollout of our findings does not endorse COVID-19 behavior one way or another, nor do we encourage others. Our goal is to inform the public and allow the public to make judgments on the issues,” O’Keefe said. “Emotionally driven, knee-jerk reactions journalists are the last thing the public should be subjected to in a time of crisis.”

“I realize this will probably upset some, but Project Veritas goes to the front lines to get unfiltered, raw information, to the public. We’re not here to project a narrative or even to draw a conclusion—we don’t even know who the villains are, if any,” O’Keefe added.

Despite Facebook’s reported censorship of the Veritas video, there are no plans for Twitter and YouTube to remove the content from their platforms at the present time.

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