Fact Check: Doctored video of CNN screen with Pornhub notification during election coverage goes viral

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A video clip of CNN’s US presidential election coverage is being shared on social media where a notification tab of adult website Pornhub can be seen popping on the screen.
“CNN had Pornhub open #Election2020 #Vote2020 #CNNElection,” the caption read.

Here’s the link to the above post.
More posts can be seen here and here.


NewsMobile fact-checked the above video and found it to be doctored.
We got out first clues from comments on Facebook posts and tweets where people said the picture was edited.
The tweets can be seen here, here and here.

A Facebook user also pointed out the inconsistency in the video and the pop-up notification.

Taking a clue from the above comments, we then searched further and found a tweet by Tancredi Palmeri, CNN’s sports contributor, who shared the original footage where the pop-up notification by adult website, PornHub, is not visible.

When we compared the two videos, we found that the notification was superimposed on the black pop up notification using editing software.

Hence, from the above information, it is clear that the video in circulation is fake.

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