FBI Director Christopher Wray says social media platforms should take more responsibility and moderate content

Aug 8, 2022 | Political News

During a Senate Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on Thursday, FBI Director Christopher Wray said that America would be in a “better place” if social media companies took more responsibility for the misuse of their platforms.

Wray said that in response to Senator Richard Blumenthal, about what the FBI can do to address the use of social media to incite violence and whether tech companies were doing enough to prevent attacks.

Those who participated in the January 6 riot at the US Capitol are said to have mobilized and organized through social media, and the event has been used to justify calls for a social media crackdown.