Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff (D-CA) quipped Monday that “we might all migrate to Canada soon” while discussing the issue of social media and electoral meddling, Just the News first published.
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Schiff made the comment during the “Social Media Disinformation and Election Interference” forum at George Washington University as the moderator called on Dominic LeBlanc, a Canadian Member of Parliament, to speak.
During another section of the discussion, Schiff said he gets the “sense that something is changing on Twitter, that maybe we’ve hit the last straw for what Twitter ‘s management will take in terms of whether they’re seeing how their site is being used.”
On the Facebook issue, the legislator said the technology giant “needs to be pulled and dragged into this era of corporate responsibility.”
“Economic opportunities are just too strong for the status quo to continue,” he said.
“I have the feeling with regard to Google-YouTube that their policy is to avoid scrutinizing the other channels and to reveal as little as possible, unless proven otherwise,” he said. “It’s not unlike the President’s opinion — although I’m sure they won’t like this comparison — that there’s no virus if you don’t check it. There’s no question if they don’t discuss it, if they don’t show it, and then nothing I suppose from the hearing shook those experiences, but time will tell.