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They say that lockdown living has warped our sense of time, blurring the boundaries between days and making the past seem at once recent and remote. It sure felt that way on Tuesday, as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey sat in front of Congress for another grilling.Haven’t we been here before?Like the hearings in October and those in July, Tuesday’s rendezvous on Capitol Hill was a bipartisan thrashing of the visiting CEOs, with the legislators serving as proxies for an anxious public to vent its many frustrations about the changes wrought by social media.
“You have built terrifying tools of persuasion and manipulation,” Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut declared ominously.”Change is going to come,” Sen. Lindsay Graham of South Carolina warned the CEOs.Democrats and Republicans were united …
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