Regulators ‘outgunned’ by Big Tech, Twitter whistleblower says

Sep 14, 2022 | Political News

Peiter “Mudge” Zatko, the Twitter whistleblower, argued that regulatory agencies such as the Federal Trade Commission are not powerful enough to deal with Big Tech companies like Twitter.

Zatko, formerly Twitter’s head of security, testified in Congress Tuesday on the details regarding the social media company’s security practices. While he focused primarily on the possibility that the company’s practices make it vulnerable to foreign actors, he also noted that U.S. regulators could not do enough to oversee it.

When asked by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) if regulators are capable of keeping Big Tech in check, Zatko said that the agencies are “outgunned.”