Senator Amy Klobuchar says the U.S. needs major legal reforms when it comes to social media companies:
“We need privacy legislation. We are one of the few countries that don’t have a federal privacy company that fits the sophistication of these tech companies.”
Klobuchar says lawmakers are listening to tech lobbyists instead of holding the industry accountable for the misinformation often posted on their platforms:
“Money that they are throwing around town that has made it so lawmakers are listening to them instead of listening to the facts.”
Klobuchar suggested breaking up Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp would be good for the market and help make it more competitive.