Hillicon Valley: Biden: Social media platforms ‘killing individuals’ | Tech executives elevated political donations amid lobbying push | High Home antitrust Republican kinds ‘Freedom from Massive Tech Caucus’
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One day after the general surgeon issued a recommendation describing misinformation as an “urgent threat”, President BidenJoe BidenPence Refused To Leave The Capitol During The Uprising: Book Father And Son Cops Accused Of Joining The Proud Boys In The Capitol Uprising On The Money: Five Questions To Ask The Democrats About Their Ton budget | Retail sales recover in June despite rising prices MORE increased pressure on tech companies, telling reporters’ social media platforms that the spread of COVID-19 misinformation was “killing people”.
And amid the fierce battles between Washington and Silicon Valley, executives at major tech companies have made huge donations to key lawmakers in recent months. But some lawmakers are still doubling their pressure to face big tech with Rep. Ken BuckKenneth (Ken) Robert BuckHillicon Valley: Biden: Social Media Platforms “Kill People” | Tech executives increased political donations amid lobbying push | Top House Antitrust Republican Forms “Freedom from Big Tech Caucus” Top House Antitrust Republican Forms “Freedom from Big Tech Caucus” Non-partisan group calls on Biden to clarify the reasons for Syria air strikes MORE (Colo.) Leads a handful of his GOP colleagues to form a new “Freedom From Big Tech Caucus”.
TELL US HOW YOU REALLY FEEL: President Biden said Friday that social media companies that allow coronavirus misinformation to spread on their platforms are “killing people” and escalating a battle with Facebook and other companies as the White House spreads inaccurate information about COVID -19 vaccines warns.
Biden was asked by reporters at the White House on Friday afternoon what his message was to social media platforms about misinformation about coronavirus.
“You kill people. The only pandemic we have is that of the unvaccinated. And they kill people, ”said Biden.
General surgeon Vivek MurthyVivek MurthyOvernight Health Care: CDC director warns of “pandemic of the unvaccinated” | Biden Says Social Media Platforms “Kill People” | Florida accounts for 20 percent of the new Hillicon Valley cases: Biden: Social Media Platforms “Kill People” | Tech executives increased political donations amid lobbying push | Top House Cartel Republicans Forms “Freedom from Big Tech Caucus” Biden: Social Media Platforms “Kill People” MORE issued a recommendation Thursday calling health misinformation an “urgent threat” amid Biden government efforts to vaccinate more people.
Read more about Biden’s comments.
GREAT GIFTS FROM BIG TECH: Executives from the country’s largest tech companies have made huge donations to key lawmakers in recent months as Congress debated laws that would reshape the industry.
The inflow of donations came as the tech industry urged lawmakers to abandon antitrust law, which could make it easier for regulators to smash tech giants. Tech companies also campaigned for Senate leaders to give priority to a law Provide $ 52 billion towards US semiconductor manufacturing.
Tech executives have cut the biggest checks issued to the Senate majority leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerTech Executives Raised Political Donations Amid Lobbying Efforts Failure to Respond to Climate Is Not an Option The Hill’s 12:30 Report – Presented by Facebook – Manchin with spending deal on board MORE (DN.Y.), according to recent Federal Election Commission filings that include fundraising from April through June.
Read more here.
NEW CAUCUS ON THE BLOCK: representative Ken Buck (Colo.), The top Republican on the House Justice’s Antitrust Subcommittee, is forming a new caucus, “Freedom From Big Tech,” along with a handful of other GOP lawmakers who supported antitrust laws tabled by the committee last month the congressman on Friday with.
representative Lance GoodenLance GoodenHillicon Valley: Biden: Social Media Platforms ‘Kill People’ | Tech executives increased political donations amid lobbying push | Top House Cartel Republicans Form ‘Freedom from Big Tech Caucus’ Top House Cartel Republicans Form ‘Freedom from Big Tech Caucus’ court ruling leads to increasingly fierce battle over technology MORE (R-Texas) will serve as co-chair of the caucus. Other founding members of the caucus are Reps. Madison Cawthorn (RN.C.), Burgess Owens (R-Utah) and Paul GosarPaul Anthony GosarOvernight Health Care: CDC director warns of “pandemic of the unvaccinated” | Biden Says Social Media Platforms “Kill People” | Florida accounts for 20 percent of the new Hillicon Valley cases: Biden: Social Media Platforms “Kill People” | Tech executives increased political donations amid lobbying push | Top House Antitrust Republican Establishes ‘Freedom from Big Tech Caucus’ Top House Antitrust Republican Establishes ‘Freedom from Big Tech Caucus’ MORE (R-Ariz.).
The caucus will aim to unite Republicans in Congress to “contain big tech” through “legislation, education and awareness.”
Read more here.
SUPPORT FOR THE BIPARTY PLAN: Tech industry groups called on lawmakers on Friday, the from President Biden and a bipartisan group of senators.
Ten groups representing U.S. tech companies, including the Chamber of Progress and the Internet Association, sent a letter Members of Congress showing their support for the $ 1.2 trillion deal.
“Better infrastructure will help connect more Americans to digital opportunities, improve the resilience of our technology networks, move us into a cleaner energy future, and make it easier for US tech companies to create more American jobs,” the groups wrote.
Read more here.
DYNAMIC DUO: Olivia Rodrigo trained Anthony FauciAnthony FauciHillicon Valley: Biden: Social Media Platforms “Kill People” | Tech executives increased political donations amid lobbying push | Top House Cartel Republicans Form ‘Freedom from Big Tech Caucus’ Harris in an Instagram post with Olivia Rodrigo: Vaccines are ‘Good 4 U’ Jen Psaki to pitch first at Nationals game MORE on “Man Crush Mondays” in a new video that aims to encourage young people to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
The country’s leading infectious disease expert and “good 4 u” singer read fans’ tweets in the pro-vaccination video released by the White House on Friday.
After Fauci read a tweet wishing him a “Happy Man Crush Monday” and praising his “intelligence” and “compassion”, he tells Rodrigo, “Well, that’s very nice to say.”
When asked if he knew what the term Lovey-Dovey means, he replied with a laugh: “I don’t know.”
Read more about the video and the vaccination campaign.
What we’ll see next week:
-The Senate Armed Forces Committee’s Cybersecurity Subcommittee meets in closed session on July 19th to highlight the cybersecurity provisions of next year’s National Defense Authorization Act.
-The House Energy and Trade Committee’s Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation will become one Hearing on July 20th about the threat of ransomware attacks.
-The House Small Business Committee becomes one Hearing on July 20th to strengthen the cybersecurity of small businesses.
-The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works becomes one Hearing on July 21st to investigate cybersecurity vulnerabilities affecting critical infrastructures.
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