Has CNN Briefly Shared a Pornhub Video With Viewers During Election Coverage?

Published November 8th, 2020 - 09:03 GMT
Has CNN Briefly Shared a Pornhub Video With Viewers During Election Coverage?
Twitter labeled the video as "manipulated" as soon as the social media platform was able to identify the original unedited video. (Twitter: @barstoolsports)

The long TV coverage of the 2020 US elections results may have resulted in numerous errors on behalf of media networks and people in control of what's aired on national TV. But a viral video showing the banner of a well-known adult movie online platform on CNN's magic wall promoted many different reactions.

Online users widely shared a very short clip showing the Pornhub banner appearing on top of the screen used extensively by CNN anchors to monitor election results between Nov 3rd and 8th, suggesting that producers "might have been watching porn during breaks."

However, Twitter labeled the video as "manipulated" as soon as the social media platform was able to identify the original unedited video before the Pornhub logo was added.

Other Twitter users also shared the news that they had checked with CNN sources that confirmed that the viral video was an edit "that may have been meant as an internet joke" especially as tensions were arising due to the shifting results and prolonged counts in several swing states.

Meanwhile, many social media commentators argued that such fake videos aim to distract the public during "the most important votes count" in the last 20 years.

Yesterday, Pennslyvania announced that the democratic candidate Joe Biden has won the state's 20 votes which qualified him for the White House ending the 2020 presidential race. Reacting to media reports that announced Biden's win, the US President Donald Trump's lawyers announced that they will be starting legal procedures next Monday alleging "fraud" and demanding a recount that excludes "illegal counts," arguing that "Trump has won the elections."

 


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