Silicon Valley is supposed to represent what is most progressive and successful about this country. That this is partly myth was made abundantly clear today in Washington. Major Valley companies hid behind their lawyers who attempted to avoid tough questions on their companies’ role in aiding and abetting human rights violations in China. Unfortunately, it was, with the exception of Tom Lantos, mostly Republicans who led the charge while Democrats often tried to deflect the attacks.
Here is one account from the Seattle Times.
The Seattle Times: Big Internet companies grilled on China stance