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Congress Confused during CEO Google Hearing

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Congress confused by Internet during the hearing with Google CEO. They having no idea how the internet works.
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Google CEO Sundar Pichai was brought in for a hearing with members of Congress about political bias in search results. But as the hearing went on, Congress members including Rep. Ted Poe, Rep. Lamar Smith, Rep. Zoe Lofgren, Rep. Steve King, and Rep. Steve Cohen have no idea how the Internet and technology works. They asked about movement tracking, political bias in search results, how Donald Trump's image became associated with a search of the word 'idiot,' unrelated issues with the iPhone, manipulating search, an online school, and more.
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What's your opinion on the hearing? Any comments?
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New rule. People who do not understand technology should not be able to govern that technology. Pretty simple.
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And people who have no knowledge of science should not be on a Science Committee.
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Would Congress consider having an independent third party watch them and evaluate their performance?
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This is a matter of our leaders and representatives having little to no connection and understanding of the modern world.
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Economics, socializing, education, employment, trade, sex trafficking, drug sales, political debates, social movements, extremist recruitment, national security and virtually every other aspect of our society is tied into technologies which the majority of those in office do not fully understand.
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These same people make decisions regarding cyber security when they don't even understand Google or smartphones.
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We live in the digital age yet our representatives are still living an analog life.
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On the contrary, I don't believe they are poorly advised but instead they find it difficult to comprehend the information.
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Add the rude statement of “getting someone you can’t understand” to the mix. Aaarrrggghhh.
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You just described googling, sir
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