Donald Trump shares cheapfake video of Nancy Pelosi
Donald Trump has capitalised on a doctored video that was created off the back of a political stunt by Nancy Pelosi.
While Trump was delivering a speech, Pelosi stood behind him and dramatically ripped up a copy of the President’s speech while he was speaking.
Soon after, an edited video emerged that made it look as if Pelosi was ripping up the speech in response to individual audience stories. Thus, the cheapfake retweeted by Trump, implied that the act was done to pour scorn on American citizens, as opposed to acting out in defiance of the President.
Social media platforms, Facebook and Twitter, where the video has been shared and seen by many, were criticized for not removing the edited video as it did not 'violate their rules'.