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johnsonutah t1_ix3knwg wrote

Comical that our senators would be focused on fucking Twitter as if that matters more than EVERSOURCE !!!


BobbyRobertson t1_ix3nh2j wrote

Not in his wheelhouse, unfortunately. He's on the Senate's judiciary committee which (partially) oversees the justice dept. He's focusing on Twitter because they're violating a settlement with the Justice Department. Connecticut has no senators on the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

Though I'm not sure what the rush is, at this rate Twitter is going to be five dudes telling Elon he's making all the right decisions while the infrastructure keeping the site up collapses around them. It ain't long for this world


Darkling5499 t1_ix4lcuw wrote

> It ain't long for this world

people have been saying "twitter is currently breaking, it will be down within hours" since the day he bought it. i don't get why people don't understand that twitter is just like any other company: half the workforce can be removed and still be fully functional.


CTPeachhead t1_ix44n5z wrote

Eversouce is a matter for *State* Senators. Blumenthal is a Fed. Twitter is highly influential on a Nationwide basis. And can be used by trolls and assorted people that mean to do us harm to create all kinds of fuckery with the economy or politicians. And Twitter previously signed a Consent Decree with the DOJ. I for one am glad Blumenthal and the Congress are keeping a close eye on Twitter and other social media.


Darkling5499 t1_ix4ksab wrote

It was also used by the DoJ / DHS to remove unfavorable information, in direct violation of the 1st amendment. That's the only reason there's calls for an investigation - they're worried about losing their once-hidden backdoor to censorship.


Dirt_Bike_Zero t1_ix4two6 wrote

Not to mention that the FTC is a JOKE when it comes to protection people on the internet. They can't even get spam/scam cell phone calls under control.


briang71 t1_ix62ibw wrote

I don't think they're focused on this. Story built on a non answered question.


TreeEleben t1_ix3wtzf wrote

Twitter can be used to sway public opinion. That's why they care.


Spooky2000 t1_ix41s3b wrote

They sure didn't care before Musk bought it...


BeerJunky t1_ix63hkr wrote

Well most of the security team left. So yeah, it’s worthwhile to talk about now. Of course it was also in focus before as well with their former CISO acting as a whistleblower. It’s been in focus, you just didn’t hear about it.


dumbthrow33 t1_ix4268c wrote

Funny no one is replying to this comment


_343_Guilty_Spark__ t1_ix4n4l8 wrote

I’m sure you will get very well thought out responses from both of them acknowledging the fact that they were both 100% wrong and they definitely won’t be active elsewhere on Reddit shame avoiding this before the day is over. Totally

Edit: One of them has since been active and was also lecturing another user about swallowing one’s pride. You cannot make this kind of shit up. The internet is an irony machine

Called it. So very easy to predict what these little creatures will do


Spooky2000 t1_ix53mjf wrote

>I’m sure you will get very well thought out responses from both of them

They had legitimate reasons for those investigations. What reasons other than the fact that Musk bought Twitter do they have for investigating them now?

And what did any of those have to do with "swaying public opinion"?


_343_Guilty_Spark__ t1_ix549rb wrote

Try again without goalpost moving


dumbthrow33 t1_ix5e8vt wrote

It’s only moving the goal posts if it doesn’t line up with what you believe to be right. Got it 😉


_343_Guilty_Spark__ t1_ix8bgkk wrote

A much shorter admittance of being wrong, very good. Still 18 words too long but getting closer


Spooky2000 t1_ix58qr2 wrote

I did not move any goalposts. Read what I was responding to in the first place.


_343_Guilty_Spark__ t1_ix58urn wrote

“They sure didn't care before Musk bought it...”



Spooky2000 t1_ix59hrr wrote

Yup, in response to

>Twitter can be used to sway public opinion. That's why they care.

They didn't give a shit when Twitter was banning people for "wrongthink", or when it was taking "advice" from the White House on what information to ban.


_343_Guilty_Spark__ t1_ix8b7iv wrote

Very cool. You are saying all of this now, and did not, and were not, saying it earlier. That is goal post moving 101


dumbthrow33 t1_ix5dxnf wrote

Thank you I’m flattered! I triggered you enough for you to stalk through my profile and and post links to a conversation where I was actively trying to help someone overcome some anger issues. You need to get a hobby 🤣🤣🤣

What happened to you in your life that makes you create imaginary situations where it’s imperative that you’re “right”? We’re you abused/oppressed as a child? Are you still a child?

As I did for the other gentleman (or lady here, I don’t wanna assume), here is a link so that when you’re ready you can seek some assistance:


mkt853 t1_ix4089e wrote

How about we stop worrying about social media web sites, and start looking into the bulls*it that is Eversource?


Synapse82 t1_ix4cvbb wrote

Coming from the guy who wants to undo encryption and make back doors into your devices mandatory rather then an inherent flaw.

Blumenthal is a hack, it’s too bad we didn’t have any better options.


brain-gardener t1_ix4groc wrote

Him and Graham can get bent for trying to push that EARN IT Act bullshit


Ziggy1433 t1_ix7ytnm wrote

How about looking into lowering our energy costs, or if they want a slightly frivolous thing to look at, do something about the ridiculously bright headlights on new cars.


Wanderer1066 t1_ix8f5th wrote

They had absolutely no problem with it, until it wasn’t a propaganda tool at their disposal.


blade-runner9 t1_ix4m401 wrote

Sway their votes or agenda is more like it. If Hillary and Bill bought twitter all would be good.


Affectionate-Bit-240 t1_ix4s4sy wrote

Why won’t Blumenthal investigate “10% for the big guy?” Was it real or Russian disinformation?


Embarrassed_Major562 t1_ix68myz wrote

Why not investigate Eversource with 50% electricity rate increase. All seniors leaders are getting huge bonuses. No sacrifice.


Mike-El t1_ix4i42y wrote

The hypocrisy is insane.


Ancient_Ad126 t1_ix69007 wrote

You can't count on Blumenthal or DeLauro or Murphy because they are all about is money and power and the Democratic party and its the hell with the American people-voters or Connecticut jut like the governor allowing the Never source and the United Illuminating to Raise the cost by 50%. The other three are more Concerned about gas companies are Price gouging and we know it's all they're fault the democrats that we're paying the absorbed amount of money for energy.