Regulating Facebook, Google, Twitter in the wake of the election



Facebook, Twitter and Google — which saw their platforms used for Russian propaganda during the 2016 U.S. presidential elections — are facing increasing calls for tougher regulations.

The latest to join the chorus is a voice from the tech industry: outspoken Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, a prolific user of social media who has nearly 1 million Twitter followers.

“Do these companies need more regulation? They probably do,” Benioff said in a new podcast episode of CNN’s Boss Files with Poppy Harlow. He said the “technology really got out of control, that even [the companies] didn’t know what was happening.”



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