Thoughts regarding the doctored Pelosi video

Interesting thoughts and theory:

Ultimately it was a test. A test of how far one can go in doctoring video before platforms react and remove/downrank/censor the content. It was useful and served multiple purposes (as do most actions taken by these manipulators).

The eventual baseline method which will be used is even more subtle. Video Manipulation propaganda is headed toward customized recognition response which will be able to withstand platform scrutiny.

I’ll explain:

  1. The architects of propaganda gather info on who is hate-driven or can be persuaded to be hate driven. This data set already exists.
  2. Imagery and articles which trigger that segment’s hate response are then casually accompanied by a visual cue (ex: purple & green stripes).
  3. By including the subtle visual cue into targeted annoyances/imagery or alongside anger-inducing political articles via targeted advertising spots, the architects train the hate segment (and perhaps their periphery of friends) to react a certain way when that cue is seen.
  4. Visual cue is subtly doctored into the background of political target (ex: Pelosi) videos and the result is censorship-safe hate propaganda against a target. After all, how would you ever force Facebook to censor purple & green stripes?
  5. [The reality will be much more covert.]

What I think is pretty much certain is that there will be people and groups of people and organisations and probably governments going to great links to work out how to distribute more effective propaganda and fake news and attacks on people or parties or governments.

We need to be aware of this, and take care in what we accept as legitimate and what we need to be sceptical about.

Propaganda and attacks on oppoents and on populations have been happening for a long time. What has changed is technology, the technical means of creating and propagating propaganda.

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15 Comments

  1. Zedd

     /  26th May 2019

    I just replied to a comment, in yesterdays ‘Media watch’ on this; Disgraceful to suggest she was Drunk !

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  2. Like another commenter (one of the Davids I think), I seen many videos of Nancy Pelosi having difficulty with words. None that I’ve seen suggest she is drunk, rather past performing her Speakers role at her best.

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  26th May 2019

      I haven’t seen this, but would be extremely surprised if she was drunk. It’s possible, anyone can be an alcoholic as it’s no respecter of persons, alas.

      When I am tired, I sometimes stumble over words. Perhaps the stress is getting to her.

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  3. David

     /  26th May 2019

    Lets face it Nancy is well known for swirling her false teeth and having the appearance of a doddering old Aunt and all the video is doing is accentuating that. To assign some terrible deep state idealogical plot to subvert democracy is utter bollocks, politicians have been satirized for 100s of years by everyone including themselves and the only difference here is Trump did it so now its nefarious

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  26th May 2019

      The video is so badly done that it’s obviously fake. Who freezes like that and repeats themselves ? The sound has been slowed down, there are obvious signs of editing….pathetic.

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    • David

       /  26th May 2019

      The news media have been shocking with Trump, front page stories from annonymous sources and soon found to be totally fake then no retractions or corrections just quietly walk away and hope no one notices.
      There have been breathless stories about Trump/Russian collusion for 2 plus years turns out it was fake from the get go. Facebook is the least of anyones problems.

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  5. Patzcuaro

     /  26th May 2019

    Here is the the orthodox view on Pelosi vs Trump

    https://www.politico.com/story/2019/05/22/pelosi-trump-meeting-1340123

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    • MaureenW

       /  26th May 2019

      What is orthodox about it? Quoting a Democratic ally of Pelosi’s – how would you expect the article to be framed?

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  26th May 2019

        It does quote both sides

        The demeaning nicknames that Trump gives people are childish; how unprofessional.

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  6. Pink David

     /  26th May 2019

    How is this any different to what The New Stateman did to Roger Scruton a couple of months ago?

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    • Blazer

       /  26th May 2019

      no ones heard of ..Roger.

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      • Pink David

         /  26th May 2019

        Your own ignorance is no measure of who people have heard of.

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        • Patzcuaro

           /  26th May 2019

          The #3 in US politics versus an obscure English conservative philosopher?

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          • Kitty Catkin

             /  26th May 2019

            I knew the name, but must admit that I can’t remember who he is.

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