Al Franken Hammers Facebook Lawyer On Russian Interference


CONGRESS HAS BEEN QUESTIONING SOME OF THE TOP DOGS AT TECH GIANTS INCLUDING FACEBOOK AND GOOGLE IN REGARD TO THE MONEY BEING USED FOR POLITICAL ADS HERE IN THE UNITED STATES NOW THIS ALL HAS TO DO WITH RUSSIAN MEDDLING IN THE ELECTION, NAMELY SOME OF THE ADS THAT WERE GOING VIRAL ON FACEBOOK DURING AND EVEN AFTER THE ELECTION AND SO THERE WAS A QUESTION AS TO WHETHER OR NOT TECH GIANTS LIKE FACEBOOK, GOOGLE, AND TWITTER WOULD STOP ACCEPTING FOREIGN MONEY FROM FOREIGN COUNTRIES IN REGARD TO US ELECTION ADS SO ANY TYPE OF AD THAT HAS TO DO WITH AMERICAN POLITICS AND IT SEEMS AS THOUGH THEY'RE VERY HESITANT TO REFUSE THAT MONEY, EVEN THOUGH THERE ARE LAWS THAT SHOULD PREVENT THEM FROM DOING SO

AL FRANKEN WAS THE MAIN SENATOR WHO HARPED ON THIS PARTICULAR ISSUE IN THIS PARTICULAR QUESTION SO I AM GOING TO SHARE A LITTLE BIT OF THAT DIALOGUE WITH YOU HE ASKED THE FOLLOWING: HE WAS REFERRING TO GOOGLE IN THIS CASE, NOT FACEBOOK BUT HE DID ASK THE SAME QUESTION TO FACEBOOK AND THEY WERE HESITANT TO SAY THAT THEY WOULD STOP TAKING FOREIGN MONEY AND SO AT THAT POINT, COLIN STRETCH SAYS THE FOLLOWING: AND HE SAID: COLIN STRETCH SAID: SUMMER INTERPRETING THAT AS FACEBOOK AND OTHER TECH GIANTS TRYING TO AVOID ANSWERING THE QUESTION DIRECTLY BUT IT IS KIND OF INTERESTING BECAUSE THEY ARE ABLE TO DO FACIAL RECOGNITION OF PHOTOS, THE THINGS THAT YOU SEE ON SOCIAL MEDIA TECH WISE ARE INSANELY IMPRESSIVE, WHY IS IT SO HARD FOR THEM TO RAISE A RED FLAG WHEN THEY SEE ADVERTISEMENTS, POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENTS BEING PAID FOR WITH FOREIGN MONEY? SO AS ALWAYS, I WILL STAY OUR CONFLICT OF INTEREST HERE GOOGLE AND FACEBOOK ARE AMONG OUR TWO TOP PARTNERS AT TYT AND OFTEN, NOT ALWAYS, I AM A LITTLE BIT MORE LENIENT OF GOOGLE AND FACEBOOK'S POSITION TAKE IT WITH A GRAIN OF SALT FOR THE REASONS I JUST STATED BUT I THINK I AM TRYING MY BEST TO BE HONEST ABOUT EVALUATING THIS 1ST OF ALL, I THINK THERE IS A LOT OF BITTERNESS IN THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY ABOUT THE RUSSIANS STOLE THE ELECTION

I THINK THERE'S SOME TRUTH TO SOME OF THAT THEY CERTAINLY TRY TO INFLUENCE ELECTION AS WE JUST SAW WITH THE ARREST AND I THINK THAT IS OUTRAGEOUS AND I'M GLAD THAT MUELLER DID ALL THAT BUT THAT IS NOT THE ONLY REASON THE HILLARY CLINTON LOST THE ELECTION THEY ARE TRYING TO MAKE A SCENE LIKE THAT THEY ARE PARTLY TRYING TO BLAME EVERYBODY OVER THE SUN FACEBOOK TODAY, GOOGLE TODAY, THEY SHOULDN'T HAVE TAKEN ADS IT'S EASY TO SAY IN HINDSIGHT I REMEMBER DURING THE ELECTION NOBODY WAS TALKING ABOUT RUSSIAN OR OTHER ADS GOING TO FACEBOOK OR GOOGLE

IN HINDSIGHT WE ARE BLAMING THEM AND SAYING YOU SHOULD OF KNOWN BECAUSE IT WAS IN RUBLES THIS BOOK GETS A LOT OF ADVERTISING IN ALL SORTS OF DIFFERENT CASH FROM ALL ACROSS THE WORLD NOW THAT YOU HAVE RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE SURE THAT FOREIGNERS ARE NOT PAYING FOR THE CLASS IN AMERICA THAT IS A HEAVY RESPONSIBILITY AND THEY SHOULD TAKE IT SERIOUSLY AND I HOPE THAT THEY DO GOING FORWARD BUT JUST BECAUSE,FOREIGN CURRENCY IS A FAIR TIP OFF AND THAT IS CERTAINLY SOMETHING THAT ALGORITHM SHOULD LOOK AT BUT IT'S NOT NECESSARILY HUNDRED PERCENT DETERMINATIVE AND I DON'T THINK ALL OF THIS IS AS EASY AND THIS IS MY BIAS FROM RUNNING A DIGITAL NETWORK

EVERYBODY THINKS, EVERYBODY HAS EVERYTHING FIGURED OUT IT IS NOT THAT EASY YOU HAVE TO PUT A LOT OF ENGINEERS ON IT AND THEN ONCE YOU FIND A PROBLEM, THEN YOU HAVE TO FIX IT AND IT TAKES SOME TIME AND I THINK THAT THEY ARE BECOMING A BIT OF A SKATE GO HERE BUT I DO WANT THEM TO TAKE EVERY PRECAUTION MOVING FORWARD OF COURSE WAS GIVE YOU GUYS A LITTLE BIT MORE CONTEXT SEE YOU GUYS UNDERSTAND WHY THIS TYPE OF QUESTIONING TOOK PLACE THERE IS REAL CONCERN ABOUT FOREIGN COUNTRIES LIKE RUSSIA TRYING TO INFLUENCE US VOTERS AND SO AS A RESULT, MEMBERS OF CONGRESS ARE CONSIDERING LEGISLATION THAT WOULD ESSENTIALLY REGULATE SOCIAL MEDIA SITES LIKE FACEBOOK OR TWITTER SEARCH ENGINES LIKE GOOGLE

THEY DO NOT WANT THAT UNDERSTANDABLY SO THESE TECH GIANTS DO NOT WANT THAT REGULATION WHICH IS WHY THEY HAVE AGREED TO TESTIFY TO ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS BY MEMBERS OF CONGRESS, BUT THIS IS ABOUT, THIS ISN'T ABOUT WHAT PUNISHING THEM ABOUT WHAT ALREADY HAPPENED THIS IS WHAT SHOULD BE DONE TO BE PREVENTED IN THE FUTURE I THINK IT IS AN INTERESTING QUESTION AS TO WHETHER CONGRESS SHOULD GET INVOLVED BUT I WANT TO QUICKLY COMMON ABOUT WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT HOW DEMOCRATS ARE TO ACCESS WITH THIS COMPONENT OF THE STORY

JUST GOING BACK TO THE WHOLE MANAFORT ARREST AND POSSIBLE RUSSIAN COLLUSION I AGREE THAT THAT IS AN IMPORTANT THING TO INVESTIGATE, BUT I FIND IT FASCINATING THAT WHEN YOU HEAR FROM THE DEMOCRATIC ESTABLISHMENT, THEY ONLY FOCUS ON THAT BECAUSE THEY WANT TO USE THAT AS AN EXCUSE FOR WHY HILLARY LOST BUT THERE IS ANOTHER COMPONENT THAT I THINK IS MUCH MORE INTERESTING WHICH IS, DID DONALD TRUMP HAVE SHADY FINANCIAL DEALS WITH THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT? THAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART TO ME, RIGHT? BECAUSE IF THERE IS A GIGANTIC CONFLICT OF INTEREST THERE THAN THAT MEANS THAT HE IS ESSENTIALLY A PUPPET FOR PUTIN HE WILL DO ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING TO A PIECE HIM SO HE GETS OUT OF WHATEVER MONEY HE OWES OR WHATEVER FINANCIAL ISSUES HE IS HAVING WITH LENDERS IN THAT COUNTRY BUT THEY NEVER TALK ABOUT THAT I NEVER THEM TALK ABOUT IT THAT IT IS ALL ABOUT COLLUSION, COLLUSION, COLLUSION IT'S IMPORTANT

I'M NOT ON THAT AT ALL BUT I THINK IT IS TELLING THAT THE DEMOCRATIC ESTABLISHMENT SOLELY FOCUSES ON THE COMPONENT THAT IS A GREAT POINT THAT I HAD NEVER HEARD BEFORE BECAUSE OF TRUMP HAD A FINANCIAL DEAL WITH THE RUSSIANS, EVEN IF IT STRETCHES BACK YEARS AND HIM WINNING AND THEN LIFTING SANCTIONS IS SOME SORT OF PAYBACK, ALMOST EXACTLY AS MANAFORT AND GATES WERE ARRESTED ON MONDAY ON A SEPARATE DEAL, THAT IS A MUCH BIGGER STORY AND A WAY BETTER WAY TO GET DONALD TRUMP OUT OF OFFICE BUT IT DOES NOTHING TO BASE RATE THEIR CONCERNS ABOUT THE ELECTION, THAT IS WHY THEY ARE ASSESSED WITH FACEBOOK AND GOOGLE YOU THAT WE COULDN'T INSTALL ONE IF YOU WOULD LET US GO BACK ON TV

IF YOU JUST LET US DOING THE STATUS QUO, WE WOULD HAVE ONE TYPE THAT IS FINE, WE GET IT YOU ARE BETTER LET'S LOOK ON THE REAL ISSUE AND ANALYZING IS NOT REALLY ISSUE IT IS AND THEY SHOULD DEFINITELY WITH THE CORRECTED BIG USING IT AS A SCAPEGOAT IS NOT TO ANYONE AND I THINK THAT IF YOU ACTUALLY CARE ABOUT THE COUNTRY AND ACTUALLY CARE TO RESIST DONALD TRUMP YOU WOULD FOCUS ON THE DEEPER TIES THAT HE HAD WITH RUSSIA BECAUSE THAT INFLUENCE IS MORE THAN JUST THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY OR ANY POLITICAL PARTY

IT HAS AN IMPACT ON EVERY AMERICAN BECAUSE IT MEANS THAT WE HAVE A PRESIDENT WHO IS NOT GOING TO REALLY LOOK OUT FOR THE BEST INTEREST OF THIS COUNTRY BUT THE BEST INTEREST OF VLADIMIR PUTIN BECAUSE, BY THE WAY, THIS IS MY SPECULATION THAT WE NEED EVIDENCE IN AN INVESTIGATION INTO THAT BUT WHEN HE MIGHT MONEY THERE IS AN AMOUNT BECAUSE THE COMMITMENTS IN THE UNITED STATES BECAUSE HE WENT BANKRUPT SO MANY TIMES BY THE WAY, IT IS NOT THAT THERE IS NO EVIDENCE ON IT THERE'S A LOT OF CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE THAT WHAT YOU NEED IS DIRECT EVIDENCE OF BY ALL MEANS, GO FOR IT

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