Today, Facebook, Google, and Twitter come under scrutiny from Congress. They're being hauled in front of a Senate judiciary subcommittee to explain the scale of Russian manipulation of their social networks during the 2016 presidential race.
As Bloomberg notes, we can expect the firms to use the opportunity to paint themselves as problem solvers seeking a solution. For instance, Colin Stretch, Facebook's general counsel, is expected to say that "the foreign interference we saw is reprehensible and outrageous and opened a new battleground for our company, our industry, and our society," adding that the firm is "determined to prevent it from happening again."
But many lawmakers on Capitol Hill will be looking for answers rather than bluster. None more so than Senator Mark Warner, who has already torn strips off Twitter for a "frankly inadequate" explanation of Russian meddling on its network. In other words: grab the popcorn, because today's showdown could be a doozy.