Update: US Senate Grills Tech Executives

09.05.2018 - By World Business Report

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Senior executives from Twitter and Facebook have been grilled by the US Senate Intelligence Committee answering questions on how they plan to prevent disinformation and meddling in the run-up to mid-term elections in November. Google was also invited - but did not attend after declining to send its chief executive, Sundar Pichai. We get an analysis of what was said today on Capitol Hill from Sarah Frier, Tech Reporter for Bloomberg, who had to cross the nation from her San Francisco base to be closer to the action.

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