House Democrats Want More Answers From Facebook on the Deepfake Nancy Pelosi Video

The Committee on Energy and Commerce sent a letter to Mark Zuckerberg

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The House Committee on Energy and Commerce has been underwhelmed with Facebook’s response to the doctored video of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) that went viral last month.

The committee sent a letter (embedded below) to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Wednesday, seeking further clarity on the matter.

Saying, “We are concerned that there may be a potential conflict of interest between Facebook’s bottom line and immediately addressing political discrimination on your platform,” the committee requested answers to the following questions by July 17:

  • When was the original version of the video, which was altered to make Pelosi appear drunk, first reviewed by Facebook? What triggered the review? What standards were used to conduct the review? What was the outcome?
  • Did Facebook review the original video or copies to determine whether Ad Breaks should be allowed, if it should be boosted, if it should be delivered via other forms of ads or...


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