Tech firms step up to confront online threats. But some ask, what about the White House?

Posted in: Legal & Security at 26/08/2018 21:51

Technology giants increasingly are casting themselves as defenders of online integrity as American democracy, yet again, comes under attack. A recent string of revelations from companies including Facebook, Microsoft and Google about foreign hacking and disinformation amount to a public answer to charges that the technology industry should have done more to thwart Russia’s online attacks in 2016.

But the industry’s highly publicized moves against Russian and Iranian online meddling also have thrown into sharp relief the fractured response by the federal government, say experts, lawmakers and former U.S. officials who have served in Democratic and Republican administrations.

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