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PBC News & Comment: Facebook, Twitter Execs Grilled on The Hill

Kavanaugh hearings start Day 2 as Twitter’s Dorsey and Facebook’s Sandberg accept that regulation is coming and try to minimize it….–Alex Jones crashed the party

–in Libya, Facebook is “weaponized” and is used to call in attacks

–US and allies called “Five Eyes” keep pushing for back doors in tech platforms

–after enduring a day of posturing senators, Kavanaugh dodges and dances around most key questions

–70 protesters were arrested at Kavanaugh hearing Tuesday, and Trump says protesting should be illegal

–Trump’s exploitation of Kaepernick’s NFL anthem protests has stoked divisions, and Nike’s new ad campaign sparks protests and praise

–more than 5 months after the incident, Britain offers some evidence that Russian agents were responsible for attack on Skripals

–retrial of Blackwater mercenary ends in hung jury, Nisour Square “collateral murder” video was one of Chelsea Manning’s first leaks

–far-right Newsmax website, a Trump favorite, calls for pardon for John Kiriakou, in article with new details of his political prosecution by Brennan, Mueller

–in Boston suburb, dreadlocked Ayanna Pressley pulls 18-point upset over lefty veteran Mike Capuano in House primary

–leader of House Dems Pelosi offers agenda that includes “pay-go”, producing heartburn for progressives

–facing term limits initiative and possible loss, Rahm Emmanuel won’t run for 3rd term as Chicago mayor