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FALSE: Pornhub logo appears on CNN’s 2020 US election coverage

FALSE: Pornhub logo appears on CNN’s 2020 US election coverage
The video is edited to make it appear that the Pornhub logo appeared during CNN's live coverage
FALSE: Pornhub logo appears on CNN’s 2020 US election coverage
At a glance:
  • Claim: The Pornhub logo appeared during CNN’s live coverage of the 2020 US elections.
    Rating: FALSE
  • The facts: The logo did not appear during CNN’s report. The video that shows this happening was edited.
  • Why we fact checked this: The video is circulating on Twitter and Facebook.
Complete details:

A Pornhub logo supposedly appeared on CNN’s live coverage of the 2020 US elections.

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This claim is false.

A Pornhub logo did not appear during CNN’s live report. The video was just edited to make it appear that way.

The video, which is circulating on Twitter and Facebook, shows CNN Chief National Correspondent John King swiping the Pornhub logo away on the screen he was using to report on votes coming in from Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

On Twitter, King denied that the video was real.

Journalist Boris Kharlamoff tweeted the original version of the video, where King can be seen removing a black graphic in order to properly show a map of Allegheny County.

A closer look at the doctored video also shows that the Pornhub logo was wobbling, compared to the static images on the screen. Instead of being swiped away with the original black graphic, the Pornhub logo shrinks away.

On Saturday, November 7, (Sunday, November 8, Manila time), news outlets called the race in Democrat Joe Biden’s favor, following 4 days of ballot counting. Senator Kamala Harris, also a Democrat, was elected vice president. – Vernise Tantuco/Rappler.com

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