US Senators threaten to censor social media unless it only allows speech they like

Source: NBC 11 News

“Angry senators warned attorneys for Facebook, Twitter and Google on Wednesday that they must do more to prevent Russian manipulation of their social media platforms or Congress will be forced to impose new rules. ‘I must say, I don’t think you get it,’ Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., told the attorneys at a hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee focused on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. ‘What we’re talking about is a cataclysmic change. What we’re talking about is the beginning of cyber warfare … You have a huge problem on your hands.’ … ‘You must do better to protect the American people and frankly all of your users,’ said [US Senator Richard] Burr, R-N.C.” [editor’s note: A good first step toward protecting the American people and their users would be for the companies to ban all members of the US House and Senate from their platforms – TLK] (11/01/17)