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Mitch McConnell: Tech Companies Should Help Us Weaponize the Internet Against Russia

In the few years I’ve been writing this blog I have never posted anything that Mitch McConnell has said and praise dance. I know that he has political reasons for saying this but you have to agree that this is not a Republican or Democratic issue this is an issue about America and everyone who cares about our ability to pick our leaders. 267 more words

Library of Congress: Library and WGBH Acquire Historic TV Coverage of Senate Watergate Hearings

Library of Congress: Library and WGBH Acquire Historic TV Coverage of Senate Watergate Hearings . “The Library of Congress and Boston public broadcaster WGBH announced today that gavel-to-gavel television coverage of the Senate Watergate hearings in 1973, donated to the Library by WETA Washington, D.C., has been digitally preserved and made available online. 43 more words

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LA Times: Lawmakers slam social media giants for failing to block Russian ads and posts during 2016 campaign

LA Times: Lawmakers slam social media giants for failing to block Russian ads and posts during 2016 campaign. “Members of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees, which held separate hearings Wednesday, leveled blistering criticism at Facebook, Twitter and Google for failing to act aggressively to block Russian use of their social media platforms to sow division before and after last year’s presidential election. 52 more words

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Gizmodo: How to Watch Facebook, Google, and Twitter Testify Before Congress This Week

Gizmodo: How to Watch Facebook, Google, and Twitter Testify Before Congress This Week. “Three of Silicon Valley’s biggest tech companies will speak to three different congressional subcommittees on Tuesday and Wednesday to finally get to the bottom of, well, a lot of issues. 34 more words

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Bloomberg Quint: Facebook, Twitter, Google to Attend Third Congressional Hearing

Bloomberg Quint: Facebook, Twitter, Google to Attend Third Congressional Hearing. “Facebook Inc., Twitter Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google have agreed to send representatives to a third congressional hearing next week following revelations that Russians exploited their networks during last year’s elections.”

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Recode: Facebook, Google and others are in a lose-lose position with an upcoming congressional net neutrality hearing

Recode: Facebook, Google and others are in a lose-lose position with an upcoming congressional net neutrality hearing. “A coming hearing in the U.S. Congress on net neutrality has left the likes of Amazon, Facebook, Google and Netflix in a tough position: They can either subject their chief executives to a potential grilling — or sit it out and take plenty of political heat.”

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