‘The Stupid, It Burns’: Internet Torches Lauren Boebert For Peddling New Conspiracy Theory About Twitter
Colorado Representative Lauren Boebert is facing harsh criticism after suggesting it is a “huge coincidence” that Twitter went down after a number of former executives were grilled by Republicans during a House committee hearing on what they call “censorship of conservative posts.”
Twitter users across the world saw the platform glitch on Wednesday, momentarily preventing people from posting. The platform returned to normal and Twitter CEO Elon Musk said that “multiple internal & external issues simultaneously” were the cause of the problems.
However, Boebert suggested that the outage may have had something to do with the criticisms the platform received from House Republicans.
“Twitter goes down right after we have our hearing with worst of the Twitter 1.0 crew,” Boebert tweeted.
“It might just be a coincidence, but that’s surely a HUGE coincidence.”
Naturally, Twitter users unloaded on the Republican for posting the conspiracy theory.
Please explain what the ‘coincidence’ was,” Political commentator Robert Elisberg replied. “The committee heard from FORMER employees. People who don’t work there. What on earth does that have to do with Twitter’s problems today, that they have NO PART OF?? Maybe if they *were* there, the problem wouldn’t have happened!”
“The stupid, it burns, as we used to say in the OG blogging days,” added cartoonist Dan Perkins with his Tom Tomorrow account.
Journalist Aaron Rupar wrote: “Did they use a time machine to resume working at Twitter or what’s the conspiracy theory here?”
Check other responses below.
Twitter goes down right after we have our hearing with worst of the Twitter 1.0 crew.
It might just be a coincidence, but that’s surely a HUGE coincidence.
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) February 9, 2023
Kind of blew up in your face didn’t it? Dog and pony show.
— John Wesley Shipp (@JohnWesleyShipp) February 9, 2023
You really do think you’re the center of the universe, don’t you?
— robert jon anderson (@RobAnderson2018) February 9, 2023
— Tim Vigon (@timatcoalition) February 9, 2023
MAGAs have never met a conspiracy theory they weren’t attracted to.
— Stuart Hazeldine (@stuarthazeldine) February 9, 2023
Right?! It’s like Twitter doesn’t want us to know about the Trump administration asking them to take down mean tweets from Chrissy Teigen. 😆
— Amanda Taylor (@geeklyamanda) February 9, 2023
Actually, power went off. That's why the lights went out. You think Twitter did that??? How do you even function as a human being?
— Bill Ingram (@TheRocketGuy) February 9, 2023
— VintageLover (@mariamjzanga) February 9, 2023
Everything is about you! The 🌎 revolves around the GOP.
— GRAB 'EM @ THE POLLS (@ID_Resistance) February 9, 2023
You are crazy, what a ridiculous take.
— David Weissman ✡️ (@davidmweissman) February 9, 2023
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