Pelosi Calls Facebook A 'Willing Enabler' Of Russian Interference

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Pelosi Calls Facebook A 'Willing Enabler' Of Russian Interference
Pelosi said Facebook's unwillingness to take down a doctored video of her is a sign the company might not be as innocent as it has claimed.
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused Facebook of being a "willing enabler" of Russian election interference.  

Her comments Wednesday come after Facebook refused to take down video of Pelosi that was altered to make her seem drunk. She says this unwillingness is a sign the company might not be as innocent as it's claimed. 

She told KQED news: "We have said all along, 'Poor Facebook, they were unwittingly exploited by the Russians.' I think wittingly, because right now they are putting up something that they know is false."

A Facebook official said the company's policy is to inform users when information might be false, not to remove the content.

In a commencement address Wednesday, former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said Facebook won't change its policy unless consumers demand it.

Clinton said, "So let's send a message to Facebook that those who are in Facebook's communities would really like Facebook to pay attention to false and doctored videos before we are flooded with them over the next months."

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.