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Congressional Black Caucus: Big Tech is dawdling on diversity

Reps. Meeks, Waters, Butterfield, and Lee seated on stage
Reps. Meeks, Waters, Butterfield, and Lee at Lyft HQ. Photo: Scott Rosenberg/Axios

Tech companies are moving too slowly to remedy under-representation of African Americans in their ranks, senior members of the Congressional Black Caucus said Tuesday on a swing through Silicon Valley.

Why it matters: Regulation of the tech industry looks like more of a real possibility in the wake of Facebook's privacy controversy. If Democrats win control of the House in November, many of these representatives will be in a position to spotlight this issue — and even promote legislation.