Sun Dec 12 00:24:07 +0000 2021
IMO if you can cold call someone and convince them that their computer is hacked by showing them spurious technical looking data, the bar for convincing boomer legislators electronic voter fraud occurred must be significantly lower.
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The tech support scammers actually have to work harder - it’s a phone call, and they’re strangers, so they have to establish and build trust.
For lawmakers, the people presenting have credentials and connections, so there’s implicit trust that they’re acting in good faith
And that the information they’re presenting is technically sound.
I guarantee you few, if any, legislators on the hill have the technical background needed to discern technically sound evidence of electronic vote tampering from complete snakeoil.
All you have to do is throw something like this in front of a lawmaker and say “the red part is bad” and they’ll have no idea you’re completely full of shit.
My point is tech support scams continue to be a profitable multibillion dollar industry for a reason: They work.
If someone can convince your aunt that her computer is hacked, it’ll be 10x easier for them to convince Louis Gohmert that the CIA seized a server in Frankfurt
Would love to know how many legislators have lost hundreds of dollars thanks to tech support scams.
I guarantee you the number is at least double digits.
Waldron: “Our voting systems were hacked”
Senator: “Prove it!”
*waldron shows bullshit diagram that says nothing but looks complex”
Senator: “…my god. Mobilize the national guard”
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Also: it’s obviously not just legislators. They just happen to be the marks that wield the most power.
Everything above applies to the maga crowd that’s gone full bore into stopthesteal. For example: all the people talking about Lindell’s PCAPs who have no idea wtf they are.