If you haven’t seen this video yet, you need to. It’s gone viral, with millions of views and is absolutely brilliant.
The short features the congressional hearing of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, but dubbed with different dialogue.
It’s important to remember what the hearing was all about. Facebook came under fire after political consulting firm, Cambridge Analytica, was discovered to have been using the social media network to mine personal information data from users to benefit the Trump campaign during the 2016 election. The information was acquired through a third party user who created an app called “thisisyourdigitallife.”
The user claimed that the information was being collected for academic purposes, but was actually funneling the information to Cambridge Analytica. The data included personal information about the users of the app as well as, through user agreements, “friends” of those who used the app.
The alleged violation is said to have occurred when the third party app creator gave the information to Cambridge Analytica.
Data mining is nothing new. In fact, former Obama campaign strategists have bragged about using social media to mine the data of hundreds of millions of users; many more times the number than that with which Cambridge Analytica was accused of accessing.
The difference in this particular case is that the Obama campaign had a campaign app to snatch up the data while Cambridge Analytica relied on a third party to snatch up the data. The end result is the same and both campaigns harvested data mined from social media, but as with all things, something is only bad or unethical when Republicans do it. We still don’t have a media or justice department that is interested in Hillary Campaign and DNC money going to create the Steele Dossier that was the basis for a FISA warrant to spy on American citizens. Nor do we have a justice department that seems interested in learning about the alleged pay to play scheme that the Clintons were running through the State Department.
In any case, the creators of the dubbed video are called “Bad Lip Reading.”
Bad Lip Reading is a channel on YouTube with the description: “I put words into other people’s mouths.”
What they do is take actual footage of people talking and insert different words to line up with the movement of their mouths.
This footage could include footage from NFL football games, movies, music videos, or even, as seen above, political events.
Footage from some NFL games:
Footage from the Empire Strikes Back with Luke Skywalker and Yoda:
And then our personal favorite, the 2016 Democratic National Convention:
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