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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

This week’s hearings on big tech are going nowhere fast

Candace Owens of Turning Point USA testifies during a House Judiciary Committee hearing discussing hate crimes and the rise of white nationalism on Capitol Hill

The United Kingdom is acting very quickly to regulate social media platforms in the wake of recent white-nationalist terror attacks. The United States, on the other hand, is acting as it normally does: holding a deeply unsatisfying Congressional hearing, and letting that stand as a substitute for action.

The subject of today’s hearing of the House Judiciary Committee was “Hate Crimes and the Rise of White Nationalism.” Witnesses included Google lawyer Alexandria Walden, Facebook policy director Neil Potts, and far-right activist Candace Owens, who repeatedly criticized Democrats for suggesting tech platforms contribute to the spread of hateful ideologies.

Meanwhile, on the tech platform YouTube, users ... spread their hateful ideologies....

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Source:
The Verge - Tech Posts

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