6. D.C. vs. Silicon Valley
Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), vice chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said at a daylong conference on Capitol Hill that concerns about tech’s addictive qualities can be addressed through “a collaborative effort with the companies."
- Buzz from Axios' David McCabe: At least five Facebook staffers attended the conference for tech critics, including global safety chief Antigone Davis. Ditto for high-ranking policy staffers from Twitter. But their voices were noticeably absent, as critics took the stage to debate the platforms' public health hazards.
Be smart: Warner's comments reflect the fact that unlike in Europe, which is aggressively fining and working to further regulate Big Tech, Washington's confrontation so far is mainly rhetorical.
P.S. Jim Carrey, star of "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" and "The Mask," tweets: "I’m dumping my @facebook stock and deleting my page because @facebook profited from Russian interference in our elections and they’re still not doing enough to stop it. I encourage all other investors who care about our future to do the same."