Manipulated videos of Nancy Pelosi edited to falsely depict her as drunk spread on social media
WASHINGTON (FOX NEWS) - Numerous doctored video clips of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif, are spreading on social media, deceptively portraying her as if she were intoxicated.
A three-minute clip of Pelosi speaking event with the Center for American Progress from Wednesday was uploaded on Facebook by a group called "Politics WatchDog" was viewed over 1.8 million times with nearly 40,000 shares. The video shows her frequently slurring her words and her voice sounding garbled. Copies of the clip had also been found on Twitter and YouTube, which the latter had removed.
According to a report from The Washington Post, experts believed the original video was slowed down to 75 percent from the original speed and that her pitch was also manipulated in order to present her under the influence.
Computer science and digital forensics expert Berkeley Hany Farid said there was "no question" the video had been tampered with.
More details are available on FoxNews.com
For a comparison between an altered video and an original, go to the Washington Post's website