Oct 28, 2019

Kamala Harris says Big Tech shouldn't profit from hate

Photo: Axios on HBO

Kamala Harris told "Axios on HBO" about the need to ensure that tech companies don't profit from hate and aren't being used to manipulate elections.

Why it matters: Many in D.C. have come to support greater regulation of tech companies, but there's a wide disparity on what the remedies should be, even among the 2020 Democratic candidates.

Details: In particular, Harris took the tech companies to task for allowing extreme forms of online bullying like revenge porn, which she said should more properly be termed cyber exploitation.

  • "There needs to be consequence and there needs to be rules in place and regulation when we are talking about the tech companies profiting off of hate," Harris told Axios politics editor Margaret Talev.
  • Without saying Facebook should be broken up, Harris did say, "There are some of the mergers of Facebook that I think should not have gone through for sure."

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Kamala Harris will lay off dozens of campaign staffers

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Sen. Kamala Harris — who has largely held on as a top-tier polling candidate after standing out in 2020 debates — is laying off dozens of her campaign aides as her campaign manager cuts his own salary, Axios has confirmed.

The big picture, via Axios' Alexi McCammond: Harris is not the only candidate facing a cash crunch with more staffers than she can probably afford, but these layoffs are not a good sign for someone polling in the top five.

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Kamala Harris goes "all-in on Iowa," lays off New Hampshire staff

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) at the Eastern State Penitentiary on Oct. 28. Photo: Mark Makela/Getty Images

Sen. Kamala Harris' campaign is left with only a few staffers in New Hampshire after the majority of them were laid off, Jewish Insider first reported on Friday.

The big picture: Harris and other 2020 candidates facing cash crunches ultimately have two choices: Drop out or fire staff to reallocate money and keep their campaigns afloat.

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Josh Harris, fallen evangelical mega-pastor: "I excommunicated myself"

Josh Harris, once one of America's most famous evangelical pastors, admitted in his first interview since renouncing Christianity that he ruined lives and marriages, so he excommunicated himself from the faith that made him famous.

  • "If you're not living according to the teaching of the Bible, and you're living in unrepentant sin, then you have to be put out of the church," Harris told "Axios on HBO" during an interview near his home in Vancouver, British Columbia. "I excommunicated myself, essentially."
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