Mark Warner is using hearings to help us understand tech's dangers
I'm Mark Warner, US senator of Virginia and vice chairman of the select committee on intellegence.
It's hard to say the tech industry at large.
Different companies are further along in the process Facebook and Twitter which have been very slow, initially, to respond to the Russian attack.
Actually, I think they have got religion now and they are moving forward.
Google, not so much.
Frankly Google made a huge mistake by not attending our hearing and all that will do is simply raise questions about Certain areas beyond even the Russian inteference that people want to ask questions on.
What we're aiming at are three or four things.
One: we're aiming at trying to educate the public that is a one ongoing problem.
The two- it's not a witch hunt or fake news, this is a real foreign country trying to intervene on our most basic democratic process with a goal to try to- in the past it was to try to help Mr.
Trump but on a a going forward basis it's as much as- so division as to help any particular political parties.
But I hope that at least Advances the debate.
And the one thing that I was proud of yesterday with the Committee, was that everybody took the issue seriously.
It wasn't stupid questions.
It wasn't Internet 101.
So, I think, at least from the Committee's standpoint, I think we feel like we're moving the ball.
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