By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 10-28-20

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), co-chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee that investigated Russian election meddling, took issue with the Commerce Committee’s hearing with Big Tech CEOs Wednesday (Oct. 28).

He joined a growing chorus of Democrats on that Commerce Committee who, during that hearing, branded it a sham and an attempt by Republicans to aid the president’s re-election disinformation efforts.

Warner, himself a former tech exec, called the hearing “a cudgel to cow the platforms into continued inaction regarding efforts to manipulate their services six days ahead of the election.”

Warner accused his Republican colleagues of joining the Trump Administration in a “cynical and concerted effort to bully platforms into allowing dark money groups, right-wing militias and even the President himself to continue to exploit social media platforms to sow disinformation, engage in targeted harassment, and suppress voter participation.” » Read More