As the debate roils on about the dismantling of big tech, lawmakers are renewing calls that powerful social platforms, namely Twitter and Facebook, share the blame for such major events as the capital riots in Washington, after getting slapped for their outsized role in swaying votes in the 2016 election.
Meanwhile, Google and Apple played no small part in, albeit temporarily, squashing Parler for offering too much free speech while the U.S. Commerce Department is hoping to dial back the usage of WeChat and TikTok for offering too little privacy. And more to the nuts and bolts, the impact of the Solarwinds hack has rippled through government organizations worldwide. For some, these have been a whirlwind few months full of revelations.
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