Silicon Valley is in the Capitol Hill hot seat again
At the hearings we're expecting to see Sheryl Sandberg, the COO of Facebook, who has confirm she's going.
Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter, who's also confirmed.
And then there's Larry Page, the CEO of Alphabet, also known as Google, which has been invited but has not yet confirmed.
So the hearings that happened in April were really around privacy Issues.
You may remember, Facebook was in all of this trouble over Cambridge Analytica, that political consulting firm where nearly 87 million people's profiles and information had been leaked to.
This time around, this is about Russian interference.
This is about a lot of the other things that are surrounding the tech industry as well.
There's likely that there's going to be debate about censorship, there's going to be talk about all sorts of other things.
So, it's going to be really interesting to see how this is all happening.
And remember, we're not that far from the midterm elections so it's going to be a really interesting conversation.
We are likely the hero.
What about precision interference in our elections and part of that is because in the last few month since the April hearings when you've seen the tech industry really try to resolve some of these issues.
They've shut down hundreds of accounts, they have identified different [UNKNOWN] that are going on.
And they've also pushed on other areas like showing us more information about political ads that are shown on their networks even if they're okay.
It's hard to tell where the government is headed.
There are people in congress who want to regulate the tech industry and punish it for a lot of what's gone on over the last few years.
But right now, Congress is just not ready or informed enough to really make those kinds of decisions.
So a lot of this is fact-finding, them learning from these executives.
And we'll see how they react to the different exectuives when they're on Capitol Hill.
There was a lot of criticism leveled at Senators specifically who just clearly didn't understand how the tech industry works or how it makes money or any of that stuff.
So it's a fair bet they're gonna bone up and learn a lot more this time around.
But it's gonna be really interesting to see whether they're learning enough to really be able to ask these important questions that a lot of us want answered
Tech accessibility is lagging. Here's why that needs to change