Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton excoriated social media platform Facebook for allowing the spread of a doctored video mocking House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)
She made the comments during her commencement address Wednesday at the Hunter College Commencement ceremony in New York City.
"The big social media platforms know their systems are being manipulated by foreign and domestic actors to sow division, promote extremism and to spread misinformation but they won't get serious about cleaning up their platforms unless consumers demand it," Clinton claimed.
"And we saw why it's so important last week, when Facebook refused to take down a fake video of Nancy Pelosi. It wasn't even a close call, the video is sexist trash," she added.
"And YouTube took it down but Facebook kept it up," Clinton continued. "So let's send a message to Facebook that those who are in Facebook's communities would really like Facebook to pay attention to doctored videos before we are flooded with them over the next months."
Facebook was criticized for allowing the doctored video to continue on their platform even after it was confirmed that it had been slowed down at times to make Pelosi sound inebriated.
Clinton previously spoke out against the video and said that it was proof that the president was "running scared."
Here's the video of Clinton's comments:
Hillary Clinton: "Facebook refused to take down a fake video of Nancy Pelosi. It wasn't even a close call, the vide… https://t.co/NoR8zlm4bl— The Hill (@The Hill)1559179004.0