The Jan. 6 Committee Has The Right Idea: Now Congress Should Subpoena Zuckerberg
It’s time lawmakers take Facebook officials at their word and make clear that answering to the people’s representatives under oath is not optional.
Where Things Stand: An Insider Account Of Facebook In The Days Before The Insurrection
This is your TPM evening briefing.
Facebook, Instagram and other applications owned by the social media giant are all down today. The company is describing the outage as “networking issues,” while tech sleuths and new reports suggest the problem might be bigger than that.
I won’t speculate on technology as I know nothing about technology. But the outage comes just one day after a previously anonymous former Facebook executive and whistleblower went on “60 Minutes” to make new allegations concerning the company’s apathy about the dangerous spread of far-right disinformation on the platform.Read More
Today’s Congressional Hearing Will Test Big Tech’s Simplest Algorithm: If An Ex-Regulator, Then Hire
The tech companies set to testify before the House today knew for years that a reckoning was in the works. They’ve been building up their defenses, and a key component of that defense is the antitrust enforcement officials who take a trip through the revolving door to the benefit of corporate clients.