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Members of Congress Who Questioned Mark Zuckerberg Had Received $641,685 From Facebook

 
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Members of Congress Who Questioned Mark Zuckerberg Had Received $641,685 From Facebook
Mark Zuckerberg's testimony before Congress made for great theater, but the questioning was not without conflicts of interest: Many of those who grilled him had received donations from Facebook.

According to The Verge, since 2014 Facebook has contributed $641,685 to the members of Congress who questioned Zuckerberg. The top recipients include Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), and Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA).

The hostility of the questioning did not appear to correlate with the contributions. Sen. Orrin Hatch -- who has received $15,200 in donations in the past three years, the sixth largest amount -- asked purely softball questions. Sen. Booker -- who has received $44,025 since 2014, the largest amount -- asked some of the toughest questions. While these donations are perfectly legal, perhaps committee members should be required to disclose them at these hearings.

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rolleyes ....
(thnks for pin)...
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Yes, they should disclose, in fact, they should not accept it in the first place. How is this legal? Corrupts the system.

Zuckerberg - will he go to prison or will it be the Class Action Lawsuit?

What a piece of slime.
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i think lobbying should be outlawed and term limits created for all congressional members.
no lobbying allowed!
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Like I said, it was all a production. Something happened that had to be addressed, or appear to be addressed at least. It will keep the sheeple happy that "somebody did something" to give the appearance steps were taken so that something like that would not happen again.

As it appears, the sheeple are once again appeased and its business as usual.
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Kamala fucking Harris. Again.

Wish the swamp would get drained already.
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Doesn't surprise me op, all that head nodding was a for a reason imo.
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i think lobbying should be outlawed and term limits created for all congressional members.
no lobbying allowed!
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I agree, it makes a mockery of so called Democracy lol.
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Should be considered a conflict of interest and they shouldn't have been allowed to question him at all since there is a chance of bias.
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What do we want??

Meetings, conferences, letters, and non binding agreements!!

When do we want it??

Now!!!

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Should be considered a conflict of interest and they shouldn't have been allowed to question him at all since there is a chance of bias.
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yup....
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i think lobbying should be outlawed and term limits created for all congressional members.
no lobbying allowed!
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This would fix things, but every politician in DC would fight tooth and nail to keep it.
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Mark Zuckerberg's testimony before Congress made for great theater, but the questioning was not without conflicts of interest: Many of those who grilled him had received donations from Facebook.

According to The Verge, since 2014 Facebook has contributed $641,685 to the members of Congress who questioned Zuckerberg. The top recipients include Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), and Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA).

The hostility of the questioning did not appear to correlate with the contributions. Sen. Orrin Hatch -- who has received $15,200 in donations in the past three years, the sixth largest amount -- asked purely softball questions. Sen. Booker -- who has received $44,025 since 2014, the largest amount -- asked some of the toughest questions. While these donations are perfectly legal, perhaps committee members should be required to disclose them at these hearings.

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cool2 Corruption in American government, what else is new?
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i think lobbying should be outlawed and term limits created for all congressional members.
no lobbying allowed!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 76337881


This would fix things, but every politician in DC would fight tooth and nail to keep it.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 76122415


to some degree...
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i think lobbying should be outlawed and term limits created for all congressional members.
no lobbying allowed!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 76337881


This would fix things, but every politician in DC would fight tooth and nail to keep it.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 76122415


to some degree...
 Quoting: LepsihoLog



In the meantime, they should all have to wear NASCAR uniforms. At least let us know who their sponsors are.
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I'm wondering if anyone is surprised by this news? You don't buy a member of congress with your vote, but with cash.
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I'm wondering if anyone is surprised by this news? You don't buy a member of congress with your vote, but with cash.
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it is unbelievable actually....
that some face book pays off us senators....
so they can continue to spy on people and sell their info like a pimps....
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bump
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Oh, and it's LEGAL to make donations to judges and buy their wives nice expensive gifts too, they RULED it was legal.
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Re: Members of Congress Who Questioned Mark Zuckerberg Had Received $641,685 From Facebook
More actors in place.

They infiltrate every office high and low.
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Should be considered a conflict of interest and they shouldn't have been allowed to question him at all since there is a chance of bias.
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Should be considered a conflict of interest and they shouldn't have been allowed to question him at all since there is a chance of bias.
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Absolutely this ^^^^^^^^^^^^
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who will prosecute them?...
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Yes, they should disclose, in fact, they should not accept it in the first place. How is this legal? Corrupts the system.

Zuckerberg - will he go to prison or will it be the Class Action Lawsuit?

What a piece of slime.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 63741134


Laws broken, Jail with 24/7 public live cam monitoring for the shame affect or would that fall under cruel and unusual? Class Action Lawsuit for retribution. Government term limits an absolute necessity.
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Yes, they should disclose, in fact, they should not accept it in the first place. How is this legal? Corrupts the system.

Zuckerberg - will he go to prison or will it be the Class Action Lawsuit?

What a piece of slime.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 63741134


Laws broken, Jail with 24/7 public live cam monitoring for the shame affect or would that fall under cruel and unusual? Class Action Lawsuit for retribution. Government term limits an absolute necessity.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 75765507


who will prosecute them?....
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They asked him to help write the new law regarding Internet censorship
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04/25/2018 12:04 PM
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They asked him to help write the new law regarding Internet censorship
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we need a law to ban multiple of them...
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and notice, Facebook still violating our right to Freedom of speech. our elected leaders did absolutely nothing to protect free speech and the spying. time to ring their phones off the hook.
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and notice, Facebook still violating our right to Freedom of speech. our elected leaders did absolutely nothing to protect free speech and the spying. time to ring their phones off the hook.
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are payed off...bribed...
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Yes, they should disclose, in fact, they should not accept it in the first place. How is this legal? Corrupts the system.

Zuckerberg - will he go to prison or will it be the Class Action Lawsuit?

What a piece of slime.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 63741134


Laws broken, Jail with 24/7 public live cam monitoring for the shame affect or would that fall under cruel and unusual? Class Action Lawsuit for retribution. Government term limits an absolute necessity.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 75765507


I think they should also have wifi enabled shock collars that citizens can pay money to shock them any time of day. Hell We could even add in personalized greetings for a one time transaction fee so You can taunt Your favorite traitor while they are sitting in 100 year isolation.
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Kamala fucking Harris. Again.

Wish the swamp would get drained already.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 76388803


multiple big azz swamps

the plug has been pulled on more than one

drain in progress

standby





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