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Washington takes on the threat of Big Tech

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey testify before the U.S. Senate in Washington on Sept. 5

ONCE THE FRESH-FACED DARLINGS OF D.C., BIG TECH executives now receive a decidedly cooler reception on Capitol Hill. On Sept. 5, Twitter chief Jack Dorsey and Facebook second-in-command Sheryl Sandberg got a tongue lashing in Senate hearings. “You’re going to have to do something,” warned Republican Senator James Risch of Idaho, or risk facing a crackdown from lawmakers and regulators. Google, whose co-founder Larry Page refused to

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