CNN’s Anderson Cooper interviewed a Facebook executive last night and grilled her about why the social media company hasn’t removed a “manipulated video” of Nancy Pelosi:
In a CNN Exclusive, Monika Bickert, Facebook VP for Product Policy and Counterterrorism, explains why the social media site hasn't removed a manipulated video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. https://t.co/tr9QRDcAZE pic.twitter.com/fOeMQaepSu
— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) May 25, 2019
Cooper also had some harsh advice for Facebook, seemingly oblivious to the track record of his own network:
Anderson Cooper Grills Facebook Exec Over Pelosi Video: 'Shouldn’t You Just Get Out of the News Business' If You Can't Do It Well https://t.co/d6r9PtTECu
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) May 25, 2019
"If you're in the news business, which you are, you gotta do it right, and this is false information you are spreading," @andersoncooper told this Facebook VP, after Facebook doubled down on keeping the fake Pelosi video online. She replied that Facebook is not in the news biz. https://t.co/F7aJA09lIC
— Marshall Cohen (@MarshallCohen) May 25, 2019
Considering the fact that Cooper works for CNN, his comments about Facebook sparked major eye rolls:
End the search for the 2019 Lack of Self Awareness Hall of Fame Inductee https://t.co/J32UAQ6Kk2
— CPickDC (@cpickdc) May 25, 2019
It’s definitely in the lead:
She replied correctly. CNN doesn't even hold their own employees to the standard they are now demanding FB hold random users to.
Jim Acosta still has at least one provably false tweet up from this week. Where is the CNN demand that Twitter ban his account? https://t.co/Uitw0CFQ38
— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) May 25, 2019
Is Cooper aware of his own network’s Covington coverage or the number of times they presented Michael Avenatti as an expert analyst and possible presidential material?
GET OUT!!!! HE ACTUALLY SAID THAT?!?!?!?!? https://t.co/UKoyClkCJc
— Joseph Ashby (@JosephAshbyShow) May 25, 2019
Yeah, and we’re still laughing.
the media never ever shares misleading videos, Cough – Covington Kids – Cough
— Mike Credelle (@mcredelle) May 25, 2019
This coming from the network that told us that a group of Catholic school students surrounded and attacked a native-American war hero and harassed a group of elderly African-Americans.
— Woofle Jelly (@huntsvut) May 25, 2019
— scott coleman ? (@bandphan) May 25, 2019
Maybe Brian Stelter should have Dan Rather back on “Reliable Sources” to discuss why they think Facebook should be disqualified from participating in the “news business.”