WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) questioned Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey in a Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing about foreign influence operations and their use of social media platforms.
After Russia's unprecedented attack on U.S. elections, Senator Heinrich has been outspoken on the need to erect barriers against unfettered foreign influence over American voters online by establishing the same transparency and disclaimers for social media ads that exist in political TV advertisements. Senator Heinrich is also working on passing legislation to help safeguard voting systems, registration data, and ballots from theft, manipulation, and malicious computer hackers.
Witnesses' testimony and the entire webcast of today's hearing will be available here.