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- This video was altered. In the original footage, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., unveils a video of herself at the U.S. Capitol.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., pulls back a blue curtain to reveal a portrait as a crowd applauds, in a video circulating on Facebook.
The person depicted in the gold frame? Sam Brinton, the former deputy assistant secretary for spent fuel and waste disposition in the U.S. Office of Nuclear Energy, who was recently accused of stealing luggage at a Las Vegas airport.
But this video has been altered, and a post sharing it was flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Meta, which owns Facebook.)
The real footage shows Pelosi unveiling her own portrait at the U.S. Capitol on Dec. 14.
We rate claims that Pelosi unveiled a portrait of Brinton False.
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