It’s not a matter of whether the Congress will regulate technology but starting when is the big issue according to Senator Mark Warner. He is Virginia’s Democrat and vice chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee. He is a well-known lawmaker in the technological field. He recently spoke to Facebook COO and Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter saying that he does not see bad behavior and election interference eradicated by the technological industry. Many Congress leaders are also rallying behind Warner over the regulation issue. He has offered lots of suggestions over the past concerning policies that may make the customers have a more straightforward and easier time downloading content. He is also advocating for The Honest Ads Act that suggests that tech companies should show their political ads like radio and stations on television.
In a recent interview, he commended that the efforts of his colleagues who he termed more prepared on their hearing than they did in April were more fruitful. He also gave details of his disappointment with Google after the company failed to send a representative to the trial despite the invitation sent to the CEO, Larry Page. It was a big mistake according to Warner, which he said raises questions over past Russia’s interference issue. The tech industry has over the past months banned hundreds of accounts over election influence campaigns. Warner is, however, not satisfied with this since he blames Facebook and Twitter for the slow response to Russian attacks. He added that an improvement in the tech industry is still needed and praised the government’s move on what it is doing in the technological industry.
Warner also cited that the competitors in the market were getting better and hence urged their companies to up their game. It would only be safe if we can reach a point where we can say that we are 100% secure from external threats. This was according to Warner in a recent meeting. The issue of whether the situation was fixable or constant work done questioned. Warner urged their companies to strive for 100% non-interference even if they would not reach that point. He emphasized securing the election systems terming them as being vulnerable. According to Warner, educating the public on this issues and cutting division among the government and tech companies would lower the problem. A push by companies to allow the First Amendment-like rules and topics like data profitability and price transparency need a quick consideration in the process.