Democrats in Congress are vowing to crack down on social media giants with “a vengeance” for their role in Wednesday’s riot in the nation’s capital.
Leading Dems, who just gained control of the Senate for the first time since 2010, said Wednesday’s unprecedented scare underscores just how little Silicon Valley has done to curb online extremism, Politico reported.
“This is going to come back and bite ‘em because Congress, in a bipartisan way, is going to come back with a vengeance,” Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, the vice chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, told the outlet.
Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-Virginia) added, “It’s created a greater urgency and a greater willingness, hopefully on both sides of the aisle, to dig in and do the hard work that’s going to take to address this.”
“I think it’s going to be a top priority for us in 117th to come up with some sort of plan to address this kind of