The Facebook hearing with whistleblower Frances Haugen is this morning. It’s fire.
Twitter fell over laughing when Marsha Blackburn, recipient of ten thousand dollars from Facebook itself, not counting donations from Facebook executives, said in her remarks, “follow the money.”
Marsha Blackburn just actually said, “follow the money” with a straight face during the Facebook whistleblower hearing.
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) October 5, 2021
But one question these US Senators are not asking in front of the microphones is, “When will your next campaign check arrive at my office?”
All but one of them have received those checks in the past. Not sure what’s up with Ed Markey, but it’s a good look for him today, having taken zero dollars from Facebook.
Kudos to Forbes reporter Zach Everson for keeping track:
Our campaign finance system at work. Sure seems like it could use some real reforms. Maybe Congress should get on that?https://t.co/x1Uftk4VHq
— Citizens for Ethics (@CREWcrew) October 1, 2021
If you search Twitter (yeah) for “campaign finance” and “Facebook” you’ll soon be overwhelmed by how often, and how much, they are clearly above the law.
And how they helped elect Donald Trump.
Stunning story that shows how Facebook worked overtime for Trump — crafting digital strategy, creating custom code, and experimenting with different ways to maximize pro-Donald content. https://t.co/1EhbK1js8Z
— Noah Shachtman (@NoahShachtman) November 23, 2019