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Bill Gates: Government Should Be Talking More Regulation With Big Tech Companies, ‘I Was Naive’

Fox News Sunday anchor Chris Wallace scored an interview with Bill Gates and asked him about the backlash in Washington to big tech.

“The growing feeling in Washington,” Wallace said, “is that big tech does not do enough to protect users’ privacy and that it shows political bias. Do you see merit in either of those arguments?”

Gates immediately said that of course the government “should be talking to these companies about what they do.”

“There’s nothing inappropriate,” he acknowledged. “I was naive. I didn’t have an office in Washington, D.C., I thought that was a good thing, and I even bragged about it. I later came to regret that. So I’m sure these guys are learning better than I did, that they need to come back here and start a dialogue and there will be new types of regulation for these companies.”

The full interview airs on Fox News Sunday this weekend. You can watch the clip above, via Fox News.

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