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Nancy Pelosi politicizes Facebook outage to push free high-speed Internet

On Wednesday, many Americans, including contributors Faye Higbee and Chris Collins, experienced a temporary Facebook outage.  According to The Verge, the outage is continuing in some areas even as this post is being written.  That report said the “areas experiencing the most problems appear to be the West and East Coasts of North America, and various parts of Europe, although parts of South America and Southeast Asia are getting errors as well.”  Nevertheless, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., jumped the shark, and used the outage to promote high-speed Internet, apparently for free.

“Is for you? For far too many Americans, not having access to high-speed internet means it might as well always be,” she said on Twitter.

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It seems the speed of one’s connection has nothing to do with the outage, but that apparently doesn’t matter to Pelosi.

Naturally, her silly tweet got mocked on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/SteveVaughn/status/918155709270904832

Exactly…

https://twitter.com/stonyjbc/status/918161523838799878

That pretty much sums up any liberal idea…

One person reminded Pelosi what she really should be doing:

https://twitter.com/jujuslopoke/status/918161128147992576

https://twitter.com/ddnn5/status/918176980335517696

Now there’s an idea I can get behind…

No, it really doesn’t.  It certainly doesn’t rise to the level of, say, North Korean nuclear weapons, taxes or terrorism.

“She is really, really, really bad at this,” Twitchy said.

The Verge added:

Users experiencing the outage on Facebook say that they can’t access the site, while others say the post box is missing or other parts of the site are not functioning properly. Features like linking Spotify through Facebook were down this morning for some users as well. There have been 12,000 reports of Facebook problems on the Down Detector site.

Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, has had 2,500 reports of problems. Users report that the platform isn’t loading, photos aren’t uploading, and the feed can’t be refreshed.

Facebook said in a statement, “We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing Facebook and Instagram. We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible.”

And guess what? There’s not a single piece of legislation Nancy Pelosi or anyone else can come up with that will fix the issue.

But they’ll certainly politicize the living daylights out of it…

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