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Please Enjoy This Video Of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Tearing Mark Zuckerberg A New One

"So you won’t take down lies, or you will take down lies?"

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is facing yet another interrogation, and yesterday’s line of questioning from Democratic lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was truly a sight to be seen.

Zuckerberg faced the US House of Representatives financial service committee on Wednesday in a hearing about Facebook’s cryptocurrency project, Libra. “In order for us to make decisions about Libra, I think we need to kind of dig into your past behaviour and Facebook’s past behaviour with respect to our democracy,” Ocasio-Cortez said to Zuckerberg.

AOC started by asking Zuckerberg when he became aware of the 2018 Cambridge Analytica scandal, to which he responded, “I’m not sure of the exact time.”

“You don’t know? This was the largest data scandal with respect to your company that had catastrophic impacts on the 2016 election. You don’t know?” AOC said.

AOC went on to ask Zuckerberg about political advertising on Facebook and whether it was ever fact-checked, using targeted advertising of the incorrect election date to “black zip codes” as an example.

Zuckerberg said the platform would remove content that would incite violence or voter suppression, but AOC continued offering examples of potentially harmful and misleading political advertisements. “I mean, if you’re not fact-checking political advertisements, I’m trying to understand the bounds here – what’s fair game?” she said. 

“Do you see a problem here? With a complete lack of fact-checking on political advertisements?” she asked Zuckerberg. When he attempted to respond, she asked “so you won’t take down lies, or you will take down lies? It’s a pretty simple yes or no.” 

Zuckerberg said it depended on the context, and when AOC tried to ask him another question he said he couldn’t remember what she’d asked. 

Yikes. It’s pretty hard to watch Zuckerberg panicking with such intensity while being questioned by AOC, but on the other hand, why can’t he provide more concrete answers to her questions? 

It’s been over a year since it was revealed that Cambridge Analytica had been harvesting the personal data of millions of peoples’ Facebook profiles without their consent and using it for political advertising purposes. Surely, if you wanted the committee to back Libra, you’d have a better explanation for these prior scandals.

One thing we can all learn from this is that you should always come prepared to a meeting with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Karma Comes In Hot For Author Who Wrote "Nobody Died At Sandy Hook"

An end to the ignorance.

It’s pretty hard to believe there are living, breathing people out there who don’t believe the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting of 2012 ever happened. This week, one of them was ordered to pay $450,000 to the father of one of the victims.

According to CBS news, retired University of Minnesota Duluth professor James Fetzer and Mike Palacek co-wrote the book Nobody Died at Sandy Hook in which they claimed the shooting never took place and was actually “an event staged by the federal government as part of an Obama administration effort to enact tighter gun restrictions.”

Credit: Moon Rock Books

Leonard Pozner, the father of 6-year-old Noah who was killed in the shooting, filed a defamation lawsuit against Fetzer and Palacek, alleging that statements in their book claimed he had “fabricated copies of his son’s death certificate.”

Noah Pozner. Credit: Photo/Family Photo

“It causes people to believe that I lied about my son’s death, that my son didn’t die and that I’m somehow doing that for some other reasons,” Pozner said. “Mr. Fetzer has the right to believe Sandy Hook never happened. He has the right to express his ignorance.”

“This award, however, further illustrates the difference between the right of people like Mr. Fetzer to be wrong and the right of victims like myself and my child to be free from defamation, free from harassment and free from intentional infliction of terror,” he said.

Barack Obama. Credit: Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

As if Nobody Died at Sandy Hook wasn’t offensive enough to Pozner and the rest of his grieving family, he told the court that he had been “repeatedly harassed by people who don’t believe the Sandy Hook shooting occurred.” CBS reports that these people would express their disbelief in comments on photos of his son on a memorial website.

Credit: EPA/JUSTIN LANE

One comforting thing to come out of these horrors is that Fetzer has been ordered to pay $450,000 to Pozner. It was also reported that last year the publisher of the book apologised to him.

Sadly, nothing will be able to take away the emotional pain experienced by the friends and family of the victims of Sandy Hook. We can only hope the punishment of Fetzer and Palacek will deter other conspiracy theorists from attacking the families of these poor children, and in the future, gun control legislation will pass so these events don’t occur in the first place. 

No, Johnny Knoxville's Love Of 'Butthole Sunbathing' Is Not A 'Jackass' Episode

Stick it where the sun does shine?

Just when we thought we’d recovered from Gwyneth Paltrow’s ‘vagina steaming’ and Shailene Woodley’s ‘vaginal sunbathing,’ Jackass jokester Johnny Knoxville reveals all the ‘benefits’ of ‘butthole sunbathing.’

Yes, you read that right. Butthole sunbathing. 

Knoxville recently took to Instagram to share a video of ‘Human Teacher/Student’ and ‘Bringer of DAWN’ Ra Of Earth practicing the art of butthole sunbathing.

He starts the video by telling followers that apparently, “in a mere 30 seconds of sunlight on your butthole, you will receive more energy from *this* electric moon than you would from an entire day of being outside with your clothes on.” 

He then pans to three men, lying on their backs, spread-eaglin’ their nether regions out for the sun to sizzle. 

Spare a thought for the hikers who might’ve stumbled across this view from the other side. Wow. 

Knoxville captioned the video, “Thanks to @rickkosick for turning me on to this game changing life hack that allows me to get my fill of vitamin D,” making it extremely unclear as to whether he’s dead serious about butthole sunbathing, or it’s one huge stitch-up.

It looks like a joke, but apparently, giving your toosh a serving of vitamin D is a common practice. Just take self-described ‘pied piper of human liberation’ Troy Casey AKA @certifiedhealthnut. Just four days ago, the Instagrammer shared a photo of himself grabbing his ankles and giving his full moon a bit of sun. 

It doesn’t look like any doctors or healthcare professionals have weighed in on butthole sunning yet, but I’m going to take a wild punt and assume they wouldn’t be down with it. Considering our buttholes don’t always see the light of day, wouldn’t they get seriously burned by exposing the delicate skin to the sun? 

Suddenly, the ‘stick it where the sun don’t shine’ insult bears very little meaning. What a weird and wonderful world we live in.

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