Social media giants that have acknowledged Russians exploited their platforms ahead of the 2016 election face renewed bipartisan demands to explain to Congress what they’re doing to counter abuse of their networks ahead of this year’s congressional midterms. Democratic Senator Mark Warner of Virginia, the vice chairman of the Intelligence Committee, said that the chief executives from companies like Facebook, Twitter and Alphabet’s Google should testify as to how they can tackle ongoing interference by Russia, as well as abuse of their networks by others. “This is not a problem that’s going to be swept under the rug or is going to go away,” Warner said in an interview Wednesday. “If anything, it’s increasing.” Continue reading at

Source: AdAge Digital New Election Means New Calls for Facebook, Twitter and Google to Answer Congress