Progressive Minnesota Sen. Al Franken has major doubts that tech companies can adequately police social media, and believes that the ever-flawless federal government and bureaucrat regulators might need to provide oversight:
— Business Insider (@businessinsider) November 9, 2017
Suffice to say there weren’t a lot of fans of Franken’s Orwellian designs on government control over social media and free speech:
Liberals: Donald Trump is a fascist.
Also liberals: Give the federal government total control to restrict the 1st & 2nd Amendment. Kthxbai.
— Jonathan Goldstein (@TeamAmericaMOFO) November 9, 2017
Ironic and hypocritical? Could be just a little! And doggone it, people don’t like it:
Just your friendly neighborhood Democrat, trying to institute Orwellian control over your thoughts and actions. https://t.co/6axFFmdPsz
— Chainsean Massacre (@BetterBuckleUp) November 9, 2017
Fuck you. https://t.co/n0BbPfVuGG
— Mary Elizabeth (@mchastain81) November 9, 2017
Yes, let's give the government free reign to look at what we say and search for online. What could go wrong there? https://t.co/IrctCZQx3u
— Jim Bevan (@JimB_85) November 9, 2017
Hey Al. Why don’t you focus on oversight of the friggin government that can’t even run effectively?
— Sean (@405sean) November 9, 2017
Gov't control over our media tech is way to go…1984, animal farm
— Peter Klinge Jr (@peterklinge) November 9, 2017
God, so tired of this socialist Stuart Smalley pic.twitter.com/gRKxiQ3sSE
— Marek Zee (@MarekZee) November 9, 2017
— Kyle Style Podcast (@KStylePodcast) November 9, 2017
Wannabe Fascists wanna fascist. https://t.co/IOoUW1foLp
— Matthew D. Dempster (@dempstermd) November 9, 2017
Oh boy. A liberal who wants draconian speech policing. What a shocker. https://t.co/Dk64Vt3BwF
— Rev. Templeton Jones (@TempletonTJones) November 9, 2017
No way around it: These people want to control the flow of information in this country. https://t.co/Q9kY2wOcI0
— Zach Weissmueller (@TheAbridgedZach) November 9, 2017
How about just getting them to obey existing laws & the US Constitution first? https://t.co/3pcWr4KuQI
— Mary Magdalen (@Gr8LakesCzarina) November 9, 2017
Yep, that's the answer. https://t.co/nurN8bickE
— BT (@back_ttys) November 9, 2017
Censorship is fun.
— K Ham (@keithfhamilton) November 9, 2017
Oversight only over things he does not agree with.
— Zippy561 (@Fman30) November 9, 2017
Will all this social media criticism of Sen. Franken’s desire to oversee social media strengthen his resolve? It’s certainly not likely to make him less interested in “oversight.”