Between Russian meddling, fake news and disturbing content on their platforms, this was a year of reckoning for Facebook, Google and Twitter.
Execs made their first appearance in front of lawmakers this week to talk about what they're doing to ensure Russians and other foreign entities don't use their platforms in the future to influence US elections.
Jason Kint, CEO at Digital Content Next, tweeted a chart on Twitter on November 2 showing how Google and Facebook control the advertising market, using data from eMarketer and others.
After years of cozying up to Democrats, the search giant is battered from all sides as rivals take advantage of a populist turn against Silicon Valley and a reaction to tech-enabled Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
In announcing plans to hire many more human moderators to flag disturbing and extremist content this week, YouTube has become the latest Silicon Valley giant to acknowledge that software alone won’t solve many of the problems plagui...