What could go wrong? Dem senator tells Zuckerberg that the feds might have to ‘fix’ social media

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s being questioned before a Senate panel about online privacy, which Dems have been especially concerned about ever since Hillary lost the election. Florida Dem Bill Nelson even threatened to have the federal government get involved in “fixing” the problem:

“If Facebook and other online companies will not or cannot fix these privacy invasions, then we will,” said Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida, the Commerce Committee’s top Democrat, in his opening statement.

Well that’s one way to drive social media stock prices down. I used scare quotes around the word “fixing” because you can’t think “tech-savvy” and “guardians of personal privacy” without first thinking “bloated federal bureaucracy”:

If the federal government gets involved with social media the sites they’ll make MySpace look futuristic — when they’re not crashing, that is.

It’s hard to feel bad for Zuckerberg though. He got in the politics game by sucking up to Obama and then when Clinton lost his fate was sealed. And by the way, Dems aren’t pissed Zuckerberg’s site let Russians buy ads — they’re pissed he didn’t do enough to help Hillary win. I can’t find a violin tiny enough to play for Mark Zuckerberg.

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One thought on “What could go wrong? Dem senator tells Zuckerberg that the feds might have to ‘fix’ social media

  1. txvet2

    As Rush pointed out, only one questioner even mentioned that Zuckerberg gave full access to Facebook data to the Obama campaign. Meanwhile, it’s more than obvious that the only thing they want regulated is access by conservatives/Republicans.

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