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Tech CEOs’ Senate Hearing Turns into ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire: Ethics Edition’

In a dramatic and satirical twist to the usual proceedings, the latest Senate hearing featuring top tech CEOs transformed into a game show titled “Who Wants to be a Millionaire: Ethics Edition.” Tasked with addressing their companies’ ethical dilemmas, the moguls found themselves navigating not just tough questions but also a series of lifelines reminiscent of the famous TV show.

“As we delve into the ethical quandaries of your companies, you’ll have three lifelines at your disposal,” announced the committee chair, donning the persona of a game show host. “You can ‘Call a Lobbyist,’ ‘Poll the Audience (of Shareholders),’ or take a ’50/50′ chance, where we eliminate two incorrect regulatory outcomes.”

The CEOs, looking somewhat bemused and apprehensive, faced a barrage of questions ranging from data privacy breaches to the impact of social media on democracy. The stakes were high, as each correct answer would result in a donation to an ethics in technology fund, while incorrect answers would see their companies subjected to increased scrutiny and potential regulation.

Audience members, including lobbyists, shareholders, and tech enthusiasts, watched with a mix of amusement and anticipation. “This is unprecedented,” whispered a tech journalist in the gallery. “It’s like watching a live ethics examination of Silicon Valley’s finest.”

The “Call a Lobbyist” lifeline proved particularly popular, with CEOs phoning their political allies for advice on navigating the complex landscape of tech regulation. Meanwhile, “Poll the Audience (of Shareholders)” revealed a divide between those prioritizing profits and others leaning towards ethical responsibility.

The hearing, while entertaining, shed light on the serious and often complicated ethical issues facing the tech industry today. “We hope this format has provided not just enlightenment but also entertainment,” concluded the committee chair, as the hearing drew to a close amidst applause and thoughtful reflection.

As the Crustian Satirical Daily News (CSDN) covers this unique blend of politics, technology, and entertainment, the question remains: Will “Who Wants to be a Millionaire: Ethics Edition” lead to meaningful change, or is it just another spectacle in the world of tech governance?

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