Distorted Nancy Pelosi videos show platforms aren’t ready to fight dirty campaign tricks

Altered video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) circulated across social media networks this week in what appeared to be a right-wing attempt to discredit and embarrass her. One of the clips, which was shared by President Donald Trump on Twitter, was edited in a way that muddled and repeated her words, making her appear confused or even ill.

One video, first reported by The Washington Post, shows Pelosi speaking at an event held by the Center for American Progress on Wednesday. According to the Post, the video spread across YouTube and Twitter, and was viewed at least 1.4 million times on Facebook alone.

A Pelosi spokesperson told the Post that the office would not be commenting on “this sexist trash.”

The president’s tweet was sent…

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