You mean to tell me that no one in Blumenthal’s office knew “finsta” is slang for a fake account?
Do you remember when Congress cracked down on MLB over steroids? Someone called then-MLB Commissioner Bud Selig “Bud Selleck.” Another referred to the White Sox as the Black Sox.
Everyone (rightfully) laughed at them. Those hearings proved Congress needs to stop sticking its nose in everyone’s business.
Well, we can always rely on Sen.
Da Nang Dick Richard Blumenthal to provide us with more evidence of why the government should not involve itself in everything.
Blumenthal gave us a great sound clip when he questioned Antigone Davis, Facebook’s head of security, about their Finsta service.
Guys, I’ve watched this clip at least 40 times. I still crack up:
BLUMENTHAL: “Well, finsta is one of your — finsta is one of your products or services. We’re not talking about Google or Apple. It’s Facebook, correct?”
DAVIS: “Finsta is slang for a type of account.”
BLUMENTHAL: “Okay, will you end that type of account?”
DAVIS: “We — I’m not sure I understand exactly what you’re asking. What I can say is that based on what we’ve seen in terms of teens using those kinds of accounts, we’ve actually given them additional privacy options to address — to address those kinds of issues where they want more privacy, so they can have more privacy.”
BLUMENTHAL: “Well, I don’t think that’s an answer to my question.”
Sen. Blumenthal asks Facebook "Will you commit to ending Finsta?"
Facebook's safety chief has to explain that Finsta is slang for a fake account. pic.twitter.com/jMYy5AIZjY
— Eric Morrow (@morroweric) September 30, 2021
It doesn’t answer your question, dude, because it doesn’t exist. It’s slang. Do you not even know the definition of slang?
These people like Blumenthal, who obviously feel like they need to prove something to bullies from childhood or something, think they should be in charge of everything. I mean, why else would anyone want to make a career in politics and crave so much power?
Blumenthal and the others want to control everything and everyone.
It’s not even just the Representatives and Senators. What about their staff? I hope that Blumenthal asked the question off the cuff because if his staff approved of the question we have even more problems. Do they not have any youngins in their office? Do they not do any research before spouting their garbage?
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