Facebook says it will not remove the viral video of Nancy Pelosi that was edited to make it appear as if the House speaker was slurring her speech. The social-media platform, which has been struggling to combat the rapid spread of disinformation online, told The Guardian that it will instead include a link with the video that directs users to a fact-checking site that says the footage is misleading. Facebook will also make sure that the video does not appear at the top of users’ news feeds, the newspaper reports. “There’s a tension here: We work hard to find the right balance between encouraging free expression and promoting a safe and authentic community, and we believe that reducing the distribution of inauthentic content strikes that balance,” a Facebook spokesperson said. “But just because something is allowed to be on Facebook doesn’t mean it should get distribution.” A version of the video that’s live on Facebook has already been viewed millions of times.
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