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Filter turns lawyer into cat during Zoom hearing

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A Zoom court hearing in Texas took a detour when an attorney showed up looking like a kitten. That's because of a Zoom filter that had been activated on the attorney's device, which obscured his appearance and made him look like a cat. (Feb. 9)

Video Transcript

JUDGE ROY FERGUSON: Mr. Ponton, I believe you have a filter turned on in the video settings. You might want to take a look.

ROD PONTON: We're trying. Can hear me judge?

JUDGE ROY FERGUSON: I can hear you. I think it's a filter.

ROD PONTON: It is, and I don't know how to remove it. I've got my assistant here. She's trying to, but I'm prepared to go forward with it. I'm here live. I'm not a cat.

JUDGE ROY FERGUSON: I can see that. I think if you click the up arrow next to this--