Facebooks Zuckerberg called Pelosi after altered video but she hasnt responded

first_img Post a comment Share your voice Politics Tech Industry 0 Tags Mark Zuckerberg Facebook Would you take a call from this man? Nancy Pelosi apparently didn’t. James Martin/CNET Silence might speak louder than words for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has criticized Facebook for not removing a video that was altered to make her seem drunk. On Tuesday, The Washington Post reported that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg called Pelosi to talk about how the company deals with misinformation but that she wasn’t “eager” to hear his explanation and didn’t call back. Their staff members have been in touch, though, according to the Post, which cited unnamed people familiar with the matter. Tensions between the California Democrat and the world’s largest social network have escalated after Facebook decided to leave up the doctored Pelosi clip. Facebook doesn’t label the video itself as manipulated, but on desktop computers it shows articles from fact-checkers alongside the clip, and it reduced the video’s reach on NewsFeed. Twitter also left up the video. Google-owned YouTube took it down. One version of the video, posted by the group Politics WatchDog, got nearly 3 million views, but it’s no longer available. The group claimed last week that Facebook took it down, but the social network said it didn’t. Pelosi said in May that Facebook’s refusal to remove the altered video showed that the company’s leaders were “willing enablers” of Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election.Pelosi didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Facebook declined to comment or confirm the Post’s report. On Thursday, the House Intelligence Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing on manipulated media and “deepfakes,” a technique that uses AI to create videos of people doing or saying something they didn’t. last_img read more

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Road crashes kill 3 in 2 dists

first_imgThree people were killed and two others injured in separate road accidents in Comilla and Chittagong on Monday, according to UNB. In Chittagong, two vegetable traders were killed and two others injured in a road accident on Dhaka-Chittagong Highway in Sitakunda upazila early Monday.Police said the accident took place around 3:45am when a Chittagong-bound vegetable-laden truck from Chandina of Comilla hit a stationed truck in Shitalpur area, leaving two traders dead on the spot and driver and helper injured.The bodies of the two deceased-Abdur Rab, 52, from Barura upazila of Comilla and Siddikur Rahman, 45, hailing from Chandina upazila-were sent to morgue for autopsy, said Ahsan Habib, officer-in-charge of Baro Aulia highway police station.The injured were taken to hospital.In Comilla, a truck helper was killed when a covered van hit a truck on Dhaka-Chittagong highway in Hatatoli area in Sadar Dakhshin upazila early Monday.The deceased is Arafat Rahman Rifat, son of Abdul Matin, a resident of Daulatpur village in Begumganj upazila in Noakhali district.Mahbubur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Maynamati Highway Police, said that the accident took place around 6:30 am when the covered van hit the truck, leaving the helper dead on the spot and truck driver and covered van helper injured.The injured were admitted to Comilla Medical College and Hospital.Police seized the vehicles.last_img read more

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