Twitter's Jaded Reaction to the NSA's Phone Records Collection Program

By Abby Ohlheiser

June 6, 2013

huge Guardian scoop Wednesday evening revealed confirmation of an indiscriminate phone records collection program, encompassing the calls of every Verizon customer on a daily basis — that's millions of Americans' phone data. And unsurprisingly, Twitter blew up with commentary just after the story broke. But not with outrage, with a jaded reaction that indicates the scoop basically confirms what a lot of people have suspected anyway. 

I'm kind of shocked at this point to find people are surprised by the NSA/Verizon story.

— Quinn Norton (@quinnnorton) June 6, 2013

@monaeltahawy This has been going on since "Patriot Act" and most Americans are oblivious & frankly some are ok w/it. This is what fear does

— Julian Gallo (@JulianGallo66) June 5, 2013

Also disappointing as a customer to learn @vzwnews is complying with that NSA order (but not remotely surprising).

— Mike Madden (@mikemadden) June 6, 2013

People. What do you think the NSA does? This is what it does. You can not like it but you shouldn't be surprised.

— Patrick Iber (@PatrickIber) June 6, 2013

@morningmoneyben shocking? Not at all.Not sure why anyone is surprised NSA does this.

— Ben Hargrove (@BenHargroveNY) June 6, 2013

Oh look, NSA totally abused its power and VZ totally cooperated. Sooo did not see that coming. guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun…

— haroldfeld (@haroldfeld) June 6, 2013

Read more at The Atlantic Wire.

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By Abby Ohlheiser

June 6, 2013

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