Congress Is Pushing Tech Companies On Equity. Will It Work?

Lawmakers have lobbied Google — unsuccessfully so far — to ensure the company’s algorithms and products do not discriminate.

Google Virus Remote Work
In this Oct. 20, 2015 file photo, signage sits outside Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Google is postponing a return to the office for most workers until mid-October and rolling out a policy that will eventually require everyone to be vaccinated once its sprawling campuses are fully reopened in an attempt to fight the spreading Delta variant. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File) Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press
Google Virus Remote Work
In this Oct. 20, 2015 file photo, signage sits outside Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Google is postponing a return to the office for most workers until mid-October and rolling out a policy that will eventually require everyone to be vaccinated once its sprawling campuses are fully reopened in an attempt to fight the spreading Delta variant. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File) Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press

Congress Is Pushing Tech Companies On Equity. Will It Work?

Lawmakers have lobbied Google — unsuccessfully so far — to ensure the company’s algorithms and products do not discriminate.

Lawmakers have lobbied Google — unsuccessfully so far — to ensure the company’s algorithms and products do not discriminate.

Reset checks in with a tech policy report on the underlying problem and what senators like New Jersey Democrat Cory Booker are doing about it.

GUEST: Cristiano Lima, author of the Washington Post Technology 202 newsletter