Senator Warner: Congress Has Serious Questions for Google, but Google Isn't Taking Congress Seriously

On the eve of Senate Intelligence hearings, he discusses Google, Facebook and the expanding role of telecoms

On Wednesday, Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey will sit in front of the 15 members of the Senate Intelligence Committee to discuss their companies’ role in the 2016 election and their efforts to prevent the dissemination of misinformation in November’s midterm election. The committee also invited Google, but instead of sending a C-level executive, the search giant offered to send its lawyer, Kent Walker. The committee said thanks, but no thanks. If you can’t send someone who can be held accountable, don’t send anyone at all.