Sen. Richard Blumenthal (R-Conn.) has continued his attacks on social media giant Facebook. In a series of tweets Sunday, Blumenthal derided Facebook Vice President of Global Affairs, Nick Clegg for his appearances on several corporate media news outlets.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (R-Conn.) doubled down on his calls for Facebook’s CEO to testify before the Senate following a whistleblower’s claims. In an interview Wednesday, the Republican lawmaker said Mark Zuckerberg has an obligation to tell the public about how his company is weaponizing hate speech and endangering children.
The Senate Commerce Subcommittee held a hearing on the impact Facebook had on young people. On Capitol Hill Tuesday, former Facebook Product Manager for Civil Misinformation, Frances Haugen testified before the committee about the harmful effects the company had on adolescents.
Democrat Sen. Amy Klobuchar (Minn.) has admitted Facebook and other Big Tech giants were stirring up political division in the U.S. Speaking after a congressional hearing with a Facebook whistleblower, Klobuchar called for a reform of regulations for social media.