A fake viral video makes Nancy Pelosi look drunk. Facebook won’t take it down.

Turns out on Facebook, just because something isn’t real doesn’t mean it’s against the rules.

A doctored video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that makes it seem as though she’s drunkenly slurring her words at a public event has spread across the internet in recent days, but Facebook doesn’t plan to take it down. It’s the latest example of the ease with which misinformation can spread online.

But it’s also about more than that — misinformation propagates so easily because...


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