In a rare instance that feels like a fluke, Facebook is for once taking a stand against its Democratic overlords.
The rebellion comes as a result of a now viral video that had been doctored to make House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appear drunk and struggling with her words.
CNN’s Anderson Cooper attempted to put pressure on the social media giant by grilling Facebook’s head of global policy management, Monika Bickert.
“In the wake of the 2016 election, obviously, Facebook has repeatedly told Congress and the American people that you’re serious about fighting disinformation and fake news, yet this doctored video that I think your own fact checkers acknowledged is doctored of Speaker Pelosi remains on your platform. Why?” Cooper asked.
“Anybody who is seeing this video in news feed, anyone who is going to share it to somebody else, anybody who has shared it in the past, they are being alerted that this video is false,” Bickert replied.
“And this is part of the way that we deal with misinformation,” she continued. “We work with internationally certified fact-checking organizations that are independent from Facebook, and we think these are the right organizations to be making decisions about whether something is true or false.”
Less than happy to hear it, Cooper persisted, “Why keep it up though?”
“We think it’s important for people to make their own informed choice about what to believe,” said Bickert who had also noted that Facebook doesn’t have “a policy that stipulates that the information you post on Facebook must be true.”