Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein threatened the lawyers at Facebook, Twitter and Google claiming that they didn’t do enough to stop what she sees is ‘fake news’. She attacked them for not filtering out ‘Russian propaganda’.
“You’ve created these platforms & now they are being misused and you have to be the ones to do something about it or we will,” said Feinstein. It’s certainly dangerous for the government to tell social media what they must do. Communist countries like China are known for doing this.
“I must say, I don’t think you get it. You’re general counsels, you defend your company. What we’re talking about is a cataclysmic change. What we’re talking about is the beginning of cyber warfare. What we’re talking about is a major foreign power with the sophistication and ability to involve themselves in a presidential election and sow conflict and discontent all over this country,” said Feinstein.
“We are not going to go away, gentlemen. And this is a very big deal. 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,” said Feinstein.
“And the U.S. is going to be the first of the countries to bring it to your attention, and other countries are going to follow I’m sure. Because you bear this responsibility,” she said. Check out the video below.
— CSPAN (@cspan) November 1, 2017