#Democrats in #Congress consider internet platforms like #Facebook no different than the tobacco industry

A toothless Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) is demanding Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testify before the Senate Judiciary committee following reports that a data firm took Facebook users private information for President Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.

More collusion….it just keeps coming and coming.

“This is a major breach that must be investigated. It’s clear these platforms can’t police themselves. I’ve called for more transparency & accountability for online political ads. They say “trust us.” Mark Zuckerberg needs to testify before Senate Judiciary,” Klobuchar, a member of the committee, wrote on Twitter.

According to The Hill, her comment came in response to the news that Cambridge Analytica, the data firm used by the Trump campaign, obtained private information of more than 50 million people without their permission for campaign uses.

It was also reported that senior members of Cambridge Analytica met with Russian business executives ahead of the 2016 campaign.

More collusion….it just keeps coming and coming.

Klobucar also said that Cambridge Analytica taking data on Facebook users is further justification for regulating technology companies via her Honest Ads Act. She introduced the bill in late 2017, which would hold internet platforms like Facebook to similar political ad disclosure standards as radio, TV and print outlets.

Democrats in Congress consider social media platforms and the companies that operate them no different than the tobacco industry.

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