Sep 5, 2018

Facebook, Twitter grilled on election meddling

Facebook and Twitter are being questioned by US senators, to find out how they will prevent meddling in upcoming elections. Facebook is being represented by its chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg, while Twitter sent chief executive Jack Dorsey. The senate committee is focusing on what the technology giants are doing to prevent future election meddling. "With the benefit of hindsight, it is obvious that serious mistakes were made by both Facebook and Twitter. You, like the US government, were caught flat-footed by the brazen attacks on our election. Even after the election, you were reluctant to admit there was a problem," said Mr Warner. President Trump has repeatedly accused Google, Facebook and Twitter of political bias and threatened regulation of the platforms.

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