John Ransom

Now you're gonna have to answer to the Coca-Cola company, Mr. Obama.

OK, maybe not Coke, but, you’ll have to answer to today’s bubbly equivalent, which can also rot you from the inside out: Facebook.

Yeah. So be warned

“Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg called President Barack Obama Wednesday night to complain about U.S. government actions that are undermining trust in the Internet,” reports Politico, “after a report that described how the National Security Agency posed as a Facebook server to inject malicious software into targets’ computers.”

I wonder if Zuck’s voice broke when he talked to Obama. I wonder if Obama spoke without a teleprompter.

But mostly I wonder why Zuckerberg even bothered.

This is the NSA after all. The social media moth turned into a butterfly could have had the same conversation with Obama from the privacy of his commode without even picking up the phone.

“We’re the NSA, and we’re listening.”


“When our engineers work tirelessly to improve security, we imagine we’re protecting you against criminals, not our own government,” Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook post Thursday according to Politico. “The U.S. government should be the champion for the internet, not a threat. They need to be much more transparent about what they’re doing, or otherwise people will believe the worst.”

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We believe the worst, because that's what we have come to expect from leaders in business and politics. And that’s because you’re not protecting us from our own government, Zuck.

You’re in bed with them.

John Ransom

John Ransom is the Finance Editor for Townhall Finance.

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