On this page alone, Pelosi's video gathered over 2.5 million views. "We're in the social media business", she said, adding the company removes content deemed a threat to public safety, or from fake accounts.
"And this is part of the way that we deal with misinformation", she continued.
"Well actually what we're seeing is that the conversation on Facebook, on Twitter, offline as well, is about this video having been manipulated", she said.
A spokesman for the platform said: "There's a tension here: we work hard to find the right balance between encouraging free expression and promoting a safe and authentic community, and we believe that reducing the distribution of inauthentic content strikes that balance".
"Why keep it up though?"
As we now know, a big portion of those efforts involved exploiting social media platforms like Facebook. "Our job is to make sure we are getting them accurate information".
Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., who serves on both the Judiciary and Rules committees, said he supports taking action as soon as possible, but "the whole caucus is in a discussion about which strategy is going to move us forward to counter the lawlessness of the administration", he told the Hill on Friday.
As the doctored video rocketed across social media, tech platforms also had to grapple with copycats who were repackaging and creating new, unique uploads of the same video.
"I understand it's a big business to get into of trying to figure out what's true or not, but you're making money by being in the news business". Again, you're in the news business.
Cooper contended that Facebook had to take responsibility for spreading false information since it is in the news business and has a higher standard to the truth.
YouTube, meanwhile, removed the Pelosi videos.
"But just because something is allowed to be on Facebook doesn't mean it should get distribution". But in a Facebook post, they called The Post "fake news" and said the "independent fact checkers that Facebook uses are pro liberal and funded by the left".
The flap over the Pelosi video reveals the limits of Facebook's third-party fact-checking system in the battle against misinformation heading into the 2020 election cycle - and as the company faces increasing scrutiny in Washington, including calls for it to be broken up from Massachusetts Democratic Sen.
In a Twitter posting late on Thursday, the Republican president wrote, "PELOSI STAMMERS THROUGH NEWS CONFERENCE".
Policymakers say the rudimentary changes to the original Pelosi clip foreshadow how damaging advances in content manipulation technology could become to democratic discourse. Now, it is sexist trash.
She tweeted: "Republicans and their conservative allies have been pumping this despicable fake meme for years".