Remember soon after the election, when Democrats were trying to land on a reason why Hillary Clinton lost that ignored the fact she was an awful candidate. She was supposed to win, and all the polls said so!
It didn’t take long for The Resistance to settle on Russia. At first, the claim was the Russia hacked the election somehow — but no, there’s no way they could have hacked into voting machines that aren’t connected to the Internet. (What about floppies, though?)
If not that, maybe Russians offered dirt on Hillary Clinton to the Trump campaign. Maybe they ran deceptive ads on social media — that’s it!
This week, representatives from Facebook, Twitter, and Google have been on Capitol Hill for a grilling on the 2016 election and political propaganda that could have been funded from overseas. Legislators haven’t been satisfied with what they’ve heard, and on Wednesday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein offered a warning: do something about it, or we’ll do it for you.
— CSPAN (@cspan) November 1, 2017
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) November 1, 2017
You’d be laughed at — and rightfully so — if you suggested that newspapers lose their “licenses” over shoddy reporting, but isn’t it a little frightening for someone like Feinstein to tell social media giants that the government will step in an fix their “misuse”?
Establishment is conflating bots & legal ads to cover up the fact Hillary is an awful candidate. Not hacking the election. https://t.co/RYtHT3tBwj
— David Morgan (@StarCoreOne02) November 1, 2017
Sounds constitutional. https://t.co/tQADGTo1Dy
— David Steinberg (@DavidSPJM) November 1, 2017
— DanLIVA (@dan_liva) November 1, 2017
Big government at its best…. https://t.co/wbmjFcbbIF
— Kyle (@kps427) November 1, 2017
She doesn’t like freedom all that much… https://t.co/4f3bY4jh0Z
— Mark Noonan (@Mark_E_Noonan) November 1, 2017
The Democrats' totalitarian impulses really are something https://t.co/VBt5Jvma8n
— Ryan (@thetoolebox) November 1, 2017
Repeal the first amendment? ?
Issue journalist licenses? ?
Best of luck getting any of this nonsense passed. https://t.co/ee0YCodHTO
— Senpai 3:16 ?? (@Kansei13Kansei) November 1, 2017
Common sense speech reform https://t.co/TNrQxJ2O9E
— T.J. Morgan ✝?? (@TMorgan30) November 1, 2017
This is not how the First Amendment works. https://t.co/YgmN7Eq18e
— Jim Kiner (@Jim_Kiner) November 1, 2017
This threat is a major violation of the 1st Amdt. and I can even see the supreme court striking down this proposed threat. https://t.co/ra8PhA5VG8
— John P. Henninger (@jphenninger) November 1, 2017
No, this is literally censoring first amendment rights. buying ads and propaganda has been a human thing for millenia. You do it too. https://t.co/eTeC88YcdN
— Valentino (@mgower19) November 1, 2017
A case of the US government realizing that they are not the only ones who can use cyber warfare to disrupt other country’s systems 😉 https://t.co/LmKuxKK4XJ
— Scott McIntyre (@lawofscott) November 1, 2017
“We don’t control the narrative anymore!” https://t.co/6HlBa2rIOp
— Fuzzy Chimp (@fuzzychimpcom) November 1, 2017
The march towards censorship continues unabated https://t.co/Kcgu0w6lJ8
— Überhat™️ (@UberhatReturns) November 1, 2017
They're private companies that can do whatever the hell they want with them. https://t.co/PSLyO7ypXo
— Deadfool (@sixchained) November 1, 2017
— DCuz (@DCuz1) November 1, 2017
— Vince Gottalotta (@VinceGottalotta) November 1, 2017
— RobE (@JRob747) November 1, 2017
I'm so confused, what is it Democrats want? Whatever fits today's agenda? https://t.co/5vWGKpUOFr
— Eric MacIntyre (@ericmac450) November 1, 2017
It’s guaranteed these hearings wouldn’t be happening had Hillary Clinton won.
If these ridiculous Dems think that Ads on FB, Twitter, or Google influenced people to hate Hillary, they're clearly clueless….
— #GoGators (@OrlandoDesigns) November 1, 2017
They are clueless and they will continue to lose elections.
— Love&Happiness (@freedom4all117) November 1, 2017
Here’s a thought:
— martycarpenter (@martycarpenter) November 1, 2017
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