Vice President-elect Kamala Harris walks a fine line with tech industry

Toward the end of an April 2018 hearing in the nation’s capital, Sen. Kamala Harris leaned into her microphone and offered Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg a frank and unflattering assessment of his company.



Kamala Harris, Sheryl Sandberg standing in front of a crowd: Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris (left) and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg (right) talk during an event at Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park, California, in 2015. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images


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Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris (left) and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg (right) talk during an event at Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, California, in 2015. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

“I have to tell you, I’m concerned about how much Facebook values trust and transparency,” the California Democrat told Zuckerberg. The CEO was being grilled by lawmakers over a scandal involving Cambridge Analytica, a data consultancy that scraped user information from the social network to help Donald’s Trump’s 2016 candidacy.

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Then Harris, who is now vice president elect after major news organizations called the 2020 election for Democrat Joe Biden on Saturday, zeroed in on a particularly troubling point: Facebook’s

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