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Ciara O'Rourke
By Ciara O'Rourke November 6, 2020

No, a porn site logo didn’t appear on CNN broadcast

If Your Time is short

  • This clip is doctored.
 

Levity feels in short supply this week, so if you chuckled seeing a logo of a porn website flash onto the screen during a CNN broadcast, we’re sorry to tell you that it was doctored. 

A clip spreading on social media shows CNN anchors Wolf Blitzer and John King standing in front of a screen showing some results from the presidential election when King appears to swipe away the logo for Pornhub.

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King does swipe away a graphic in the original video — it’s unclear what it is — but it doesn’t have the Pornhub logo on it, or anything else that’s NSFW. 

A Twitter asked King if the doctored clip was real, and King confirmed it’s "not." 

"Some clown taking time away from lying about something else apparently because they don’t like math," he said. 

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Piers Morgan was among the people fooled by the fake video, however. 

"OMG," he tweeted, with two emojis of monkeys covering their eyes. 

He tweeted a correction later. 

"Apparently this is a fake," he said. "Still bloody funny though." 

We rate this clip False.

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