YouTube has taken down videos of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
doctored to make her seem drunk from its platform, saying that the
posts “violated our policies.”
“YouTube has clear policies that outline what content is not
acceptable to post and we remove videos violating these policies
when flagged to us. These videos violated our policies and have
been removed. They also did not surface prominently. In fact,
search results and watch next panels about Nancy Pelosi include
videos from authoritative sources, usually at the top,” a
spokesperson told TPM.
Facebook and Twitter, on the other hand, are letting the videos
live on their sites.
“We remove things from Facebook that violate our Community
Standards, and we don’t have a policy that stipulates that the
information you post on Facebook must be true,” a company
spokesperson said in a statement obtained by Politico.
Shame on Twitter and Facebook. These videos are not parody or satire — they’re being passed off as real, and garnering millions of views. It’s dangerous propaganda.