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Friday, May 24, 2019

Someone has created a series of highly realistic and yet provably doctored videos running on Facebook which appear to show Nancy Pelosi slurring her speech or drunk. The Post was first on this, showing conclusively how the doctoring had happened and the real video it was based on. This is a growing issue, the increasing ability to created phony videos which look very real and are very difficult to show are not real. They are referred to as "deepfakes" and they're getting talked about more and more in media and intelligence circles.

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They're of course a great tool of disinformation. I suspect they'll be a big part of the 2020 campaign story. In any case, who made the Pelosi videos? I suspect this isn't just some random hoaxster. I suspect there are bigger players behind it.
Boris and Natasha perhaps? Sowing dissension from within since 2016.™️

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2019-05-23 08:36 PM | Reply

The video of Pelosi's onstage speech Wednesday at a Center for American Progress event, in which she said President Trump's refusal to cooperate with congressional investigations was tantamount to a "coverup," was subtly edited to make her voice sound garbled and warped. It was then circulated widely across Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.

One version, posted by the conservative Facebook page Politics WatchDog, has been viewed more than 1.4 million times, been shared more than 32,000 times, and garnered 16,000 comments with users calling her "drunk" and "a babbling mess."

The origin of the altered video remains unclear but its spread across social media comes amid a growing feud between congressional Democrats and Trump. In addition to links from multiple YouTube and Twitter accounts, the video has appeared in the comments sections of message boards and regional news outlets.

Analyses of the video by Washington Post journalists and outside researchers indicate that the video has been slowed to about 75 percent of its original speed. To possibly correct for how that speed change would deepen her tone, the video also appears to have been altered to modify her pitch, to more closely resemble the sound of her natural speech.

The altered video's spread highlights the subtle way that viral misinformation could shape public understanding in the run-up to the 2020 election. Spreaders of misinformation don't need sophisticated technology to go viral: Even simple, crude manipulations can be used to undermine an opponent or score political points.

www.washingtonpost.com

Goebbels is laughing in his grave as the zero-sum right wing continues its march into territory Joseph couldn't have dreamed of in his time.

#2 | Posted by tonyroma at 2019-05-23 08:43 PM | Reply

Snoofy! Quick!

Googly-eyed RW memes are changing votes again!

#3 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-05-23 09:35 PM | Reply

Only way to avoid falling for deep fakes is sadly to trust the MSM and that does not include Fox.

#4 | Posted by Tor at 2019-05-23 09:53 PM | Reply

FYI - this article is deep fake. There are scores of video out there of Nancy stammering, stuttering, mispronouncing words, and sounding like she's in the middle of a seizure.

They aren't fake, doctored, manipulated, or anything else. Why this article came out is obvious, as a cover story for the hysterical to claim that ALL videos are doctored.

Fake news. Nancy has a deer in the headlights problem. FACT.

#5 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-05-24 12:32 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Snoofy! Quick!
Googly-eyed RW memes are changing votes again!

#3 | POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM

Interesting that your first thought isn't to be concerned that fake information is increasingly finding it's way into our news and information sources.

Actually, no it's not. You're a soulless, characterless hack so it's no surprise you'd make it a joke.

#6 | Posted by jpw at 2019-05-24 12:43 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

FYI - this article is deep fake. There are scores of video out there of Nancy stammering, stuttering, mispronouncing words, and sounding like she's in the middle of a seizure.
They aren't fake, doctored, manipulated, or anything else. Why this article came out is obvious, as a cover story for the hysterical to claim that ALL videos are doctored.
Fake news. Nancy has a deer in the headlights problem. FACT.

POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM AT 2019-05-24 12:32 AM | REPLY | FLAGGED NEWSWORTHY BY NULLIFIDIAN (aka Sheeple's ---- holster)

#7 | Posted by jpw at 2019-05-24 12:44 AM | Reply

Why this article came out is obvious, as a cover story for the hysterical to claim that ALL videos are doctored.

The article only speaks to demonstrably altered videos and makes no claim whatsoever that any other videos of Nancy Pelosi have been altered.

The fact that you would come on this forum and make a completely unsubstantiated claim in the face of "obvious" manipulative propaganda - which has millions of observers (including the President's own attorney) believing something that is not true - only cements the depths of your plunge into intentional dishonesty. For once, in the immortal words of elementary school teachers everywhere, SHOW YOUR WORK! If you want to claim that non-altered videos exist of Pelosi "sounding like she's in the middle of a seizure" then provide links. Your unsubstantiated word is worth less than a plug nickel around here for most outside of your usual supplicants, spewing the same sewer gas that emanates from whatever's left of your Trump-addled mind.

#8 | Posted by tonyroma at 2019-05-24 06:48 AM | Reply

You mean all these years of Pelosi doing that in public have finally been exposed as a conspiracy theory?

Thank God we have the Washington Post.

#9 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-05-24 07:01 AM | Reply

She smacked Fat Nixon so hard, he had to push faked videos to get back at her.

What a fookin loser.

#10 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-05-24 07:18 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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Team Trump Tries To Weaponize Deceptively Edited Videos Of Nancy Pelosi
Quelle surprise.... Didn't see that coming.... /snark

#11 | Posted by tonyroma at 2019-05-24 09:46 AM | Reply

I'd wager that a forensic inspection of the video would trace it back to WaPo's false flag department.

#12 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-05-24 10:33 AM | Reply

THe long goodbye is dawning on Nancy. I watched my mother depart us before she mercifully died. Outside this doctored video, she is showing all the symptoms. At the same age, under a lot less stress.

#13 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-05-24 09:58 PM | Reply

Only way to avoid falling for deep fakes is sadly to trust the MSM and that does not include Fox.
#4 | POSTED BY TOR AT 2019-05-23 09:53 PM

WHAT?! CNN, MSNBC, etc should burn.

Trump Gets TROLLED By The Left The Young Turks 50K views 14 hours ago

#14 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2019-05-24 10:50 PM | Reply

Another video from Guiliani.
www.youtube.com

#15 | Posted by bored at 2019-05-25 03:11 AM | Reply

Anyone who defends that altered vieo, in any way, is a piece of crap. That's the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. Several posters on this thread have done so, knowing full well it is fake, we should not be subjected to their lies and distortions of truth any longer RCADE. These are horrible human beings who do not deserve to post here among us humans. They disgust me and should disgust you. This attack on Nancy Pelosi, which will not affect her chances of reelection, is possibly the most vile attack that I have ever witnessed. The people condoning it are the most vile pieces of crap I have ever been exposed to.

#16 | Posted by danni at 2019-05-25 07:10 AM | Reply

Sheeple should be referred to as Tool from now on.

#17 | Posted by danni at 2019-05-25 07:12 AM | Reply

DOCINJO is TOOL 2.
HELIUMRAT is TOOL 3.

That is all these clowns are is right wing tools. The right wing media could tell them to start saying the sky is falling and they would immediately do it. Non-thinking tools, talking point repeaters. Dangerous morons who think that they actually think. They don't. They repeat talking points. If I wanted to hear those talking points I could watch Fox News myself. But I don't want to hear them, I'd rather hear.....news....and make my own opinion based on it. Sorry you are idiots, probably a genetic thing, but that is what you are, but you shouldn't be proud of your stupidity. I blame your parents for that, you said stupid stuff and they pretended it wasn't stupid stuff. Trust me, it was stupid stuff, still is.

#18 | Posted by danni at 2019-05-25 07:28 AM | Reply

"This attack on Nancy Pelosi, which will not affect her chances of reelection, is possibly the most vile attack that I have ever witnessed."

This is nothing compared to the dirty and treasonous attacks on our duly elected President everday.
Take your faux outrage and take a course in civility.

#19 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2019-05-25 09:17 AM | Reply

Does trump U. teach a course in civility?

#20 | Posted by zelkova at 2019-05-25 10:34 AM | Reply

Trump U doesn't teach civility but it does teach the ability to justify anything Trump does with nonsensical repititions of Trump's talking points. It's Talking Point University! Where you learn nothing but can shout talking points whenever necessary to shout down those who are saying anything of importance.

#21 | Posted by danni at 2019-05-25 10:42 AM | Reply

"This is nothing..."

Nothing but more lies.

Look at you scum defending the king of 10,000 lies as though it was a good thing... Trump was awesome! Look how he lied!

And that was nothing!!

Compared to his 10,000 other lies.

#22 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-05-25 12:04 PM | Reply

"and treasonous attacks on our duly elected President everday."

Not "duly" elected. It was a tainted election.

Investigations and oversight by Congress or the DOJ are not "treasonous" or most Republicans would already be in jail. Or is it just treasonous to investigate humpy?

Here is a clue. You don't want to be investigated??

Stop trying to contact Russian operatives to get dirt on your opponents that was gained thru illegal hacking. Especially while the FBI has them under surveillance.

But no. Even after the FBI warned humpy to be careful because the Russians are trying to hack him he or his minions still contacted them over 200 times. And then lied about it.

Idiots.

#23 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-05-25 12:12 PM | Reply

"Not "duly" elected. It was a tainted election."

So its back to the Muleman report?
Jayzuz hep us.

#24 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2019-05-25 02:56 PM | Reply

Poor Dumdumboy. Mueller let you down, so now it's just "make stuff up". Zed's got a pillow for you to kneel on in front of his unresponsive gargoyle.

#25 | Posted by Spork at 2019-05-25 03:20 PM | Reply

Comrade Fester's boils is snowflaking hard in this thread.
Time to deport yourself Fester, you America hating troglodyte.

#26 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-05-25 04:26 PM | Reply

The Young Turks is pretty much owned by RT which is literally run by Putin.

#27 | Posted by Tor at 2019-05-26 04:47 PM | Reply

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