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Silicon Valley, once a force for good, is now a threat to democracy. At least that’s the impression you’d get from the flood of news and commentary about social media’s role in the presidential election. This week, representatives of Twitter and Facebook, along with Google, testified before Congress about how Russia exploited their platforms to interfere with the election.
That four U.S. Army soldiers lost their lives in an ambush in Niger should spark a reckoning. While U.S. news outlets flood us with reports on President Trump’s alleged insults to a widow who lost her husband and the congresswoman who defended her, and probe the tactical details of the ambush, the real question is: What are U.S. soldiers doing in combat in Niger and elsewhere across Africa?
Colin Stretch, the general counsel of Facebook, appeared on Tuesday before senators who are investigating how Russia spread misinformation online during the 2016 presidential campaign. Along with Google and Twitter, Facebook has been blamed for helping Russian agents influence the outcome of the election.
Indian-American Congressman Ro Khanna, D-California, joined Democratic Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney of New York, met student leaders and advocates Oct. 27, to seek new ways to tackle what they contend is the poor handling of reporting sexual assault cases on college campuses nationwide.
Congressman Ro Khanna (D-San Jose) recognized East Bay trans leader Tiffany Woods October 18 at Kennedy Middle School in Cupertino as part of his office's recognition of LGBT History Month. Khanna's 17th Congressional District stretches into southern Alameda County, where Woods works at Tri-City Health Care and is the director of its TransVision program.
A bipartisan quartet of House lawmakers is wrangling with the chamber’s leadership for a floor vote to withdraw U.S. military support for Saudi involvement in Yemen’s civil war.
More than two dozen House lawmakers are supporting a bill to halt U.S. military involvement in Saudi Arabia’s war against the Houthi rebels in war-ravaged Yemen.
Instead of offering tax breaks, San Jose pitched its talent, education and status as Silicon Valley’s largest city in a bid to lure Amazon to town.