Tech giants go before Senate judiciary committee to explain how and why Russian operatives were given free rein to tamper with 2016 US election
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- Mark Warner: senator ready to take tech giants to task
Whitehouse asks the witnesses what they’re doing to fix it and what success looks like.
They agree to submit testimony on it.
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Graham sums it up. Russia started interfering in 2015 and continued afterward. During the election they were trying to foment discord, mostly against Clinton. Afterward they attacked the legitimacy of Trump’s election.
Whitehouse: “I take it we can all agree that the Russians did in fact meddle… is that correct?”