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Facebook defends not pulling controversial video of Pelosi


Added 05-25-19 06:29:01pm EST - “Facebook? released a statement on Friday amid concerns? about its decision not to remove an altered video? that went viral and appeared to show House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.,? slurring her words.” - Foxnews.com

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The social media giant says most of the fake accounts were caught before they became active, but estimates out of its 2.4 billion monthly active users, roughly 5 percent are fake accounts.

Facebook has released a statement amid concerns about its decision not to remove an altered video that went viral -- one concocted to make it seem that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., was slurring her words.

Although the social media giant triggered a backlash by not taking down the vid, it said it did reduce the content's distribution and add a disclaimer notifying users that the video was "false."

"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,' the company said Friday, according to ABC7 News.

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