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It was hard to watch Mark Zuckerberg’s congressional hearing without liking congress a lot less. In between the rampant showboating and clumsy soundbites, it became clear that a lot of legislators don’t know enough about technology to competently regulate it. And even if they did, the federal government’s track record on surveillance and privacy rights is less than sterling.
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In the latest Reason video, we explore what we would have liked to see during Facebook’s congressional hearing.
Written by Austin Bragg and Andrew Heaton. Starring Bragg and Heaton. Produced and edited by Bragg.