Both parties to move on Facebook and other tech giants

Members of Congress in both parties have begun exploring possible legislative action against Facebook and other tech giants, setting the stage for a potentially massive battle in the midterm election year of 2018.

Why it matters: Following revelations about fake news and paid Russian propaganda on Facebook during last year’s election, big tech has become a big target, with politicians across the spectrum declaring on Sunday shows that more scrutiny, transparency and restrictions are needed.

The shift against the companies has been sudden, and is one of the biggest stories of the year.

  • Any company with more than 10% of a market needs to be broken up into small operating companies.

    Competition helps everyone.

  • BCF Webmaster – your software is not working properly on Android 7.0. My new Samsung Halo cannot access your site.

    • Hard Little Machine

      This was posted from a Samsung Note 5 on Android 7 using the latest version of Samsung’s own browser

      • Marius K

        I have problem viewing newer posts from a phone.

      • My Samsung Halo with 7.0 now shows “Antifa Whoopi” story from a few days ago.

  • Jaedo Drax

    or you know, you could just apply the “public accommodation” laws against google and facebook with the same level of aggressiveness that you apply them to the baker and photographer.

    • Alain

      Good point.