‘Big Tech’ takes on Washington
Twitter and Facebook… will be represented in Washington on Wednesday as the companies appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee. And you can probably guess what this is about – foreigners using their platforms to ruin our elections in America. So this is nothing new, and don’t expect either stock to react much to this meeting.
But we will learn more… about how these companies are keeping our data secure and reliable. Keeping data safe covers everything from fake news to harassment on the platforms. And, of course, managing the so-called Russian trolls from spreading lies.
Jack Dorsey will be a busy man… because after meeting with the Senate Intelligence Committee, he will be meeting separately with the House Energy and Commerce Committee to address claims that Twitter is silencing voices of Republicans. Who knew Twitter and Facebook were going to cause so much trouble!?