Don’t Blame Tech Companies for Russian Election Trolls: New at Reason

Russian hackerSen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) blames Silicon Valley for not detecting a dark "underbelly" of Russian propaganda online. Facebook and Twitter are "a day late and a dollar short," he recently told Variety. Their executives, he added, selfishly want the controversy over fake news and targeted ads "to go away because it affects their business model."

Also eager to blame tech companies are Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), who have been lobbinginterrogatories at the two firms while accusing them of failing to stomp out Russian influence, writes Declan McCullagh.

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