Tech companies prepare to face US Senate grilling
The Wall Street Journal reported that lawmakers in the US are set to start tech industry hearings. Already accused of neglecting to patrol spurious political content during the 2016 election, the tech industry faces continuing allegations of taking too little responsibility for content published on their platforms in general. Representatives from Facebook, Twitter, and Alphabet are scheduled to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee today to discuss efforts to stamp out foreign election interference. Another hearing, scheduled for early October by a Senate Judiciary subcommittee, will focus on antitrust concerns.