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June 3rd, 2011
11:13 AM ET

Rep. Weiner's Twitter troubles: A social media lesson for Congress

In the wake of the Rep. Weiner Twitter incident, Capitol Hill is buzzing about the use of Twitter and social media by members of Congress.

Political reporter Emily Heil joins the AM anchors this morning to discuss the explosive growth of Twitter use among Congress members and whether Rep. Weiner's troubles are impacting social media use on the Hill.


Filed under: Politics • Social Media
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  1. Pat

    Why doesn't he just get the Police involved? If he does they will clear him. If they don't, we will know he is a liar. Simple.

    June 3, 2011 at 12:37 pm |
  2. Lori

    If he really did take a picture of his own crotch to send out to selected people on his facebook and twitter he ought to just admit it take his public flogging and be done with it. It would be in very poor taste to be sending out pictures of your crotch especially if you are an elected official this is the kind of behavior you might expect from a 5th grader, so his possible re election bid isn't looking so good. When will elected officials and cheating spouses learn that once you hit that send button it's out there forever and it will haunt you forever, so in the end is it really worth it to crack that joke by sending that picture or putting out that risky tweet, I sure don't think so......

    June 3, 2011 at 12:18 pm |