Sen. Feinstein to Facebook, Twitter, Google: ‘I Don’t Think You Get It’
Reps from Facebook, Google, and Twitter are testifying on Capitol Hill again today, this time before the Senate Intelligence Committee.
And Senator Dianne Feinstein took a moment to express her frustrations:
“I’ve been very proud… to represent this tech community from California. But I must say, I don’t think you get it. I think the fact that you’re general counsels, you defend your company, that what we’re talking about is a cataclysmic change––what we’re talking about is the beginning of cyber-warfare… I went home last night with profound disappointment. I asked specific questions. I got vague answers. And that just won’t do. You have a huge problem on your hands… You bear this responsibility. You’ve created these platforms. And now they are being misused. And you have to be the ones to do something about it, or we will.”
She proceeded to grill the reps from all three companies about issues like the spread of voter suppression and RT content.
Watch above, via C-SPAN.
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