Congress urges tech giants to fortify against foreign meddling before next election

How did the most powerful tech companies in America let Russia and other malicious actors co-opt their platforms to sow discord and undermine U.S. democracy in the run up to the 2016 presidential election? That question hung over congressional hearings this week as lawmakers grilled top executives from Facebook, Twitter and Google. Members cajoled the tech giants to shoulder more responsibility for their outsized role in American political discourse as next year’s midterm election nears. "I'm sure as you began your businesses and they grew, it was the idea of bringing people together and not tearing people apart," Rep. Brad … >>More stories from National


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