Google, Facebook and Twitter CEOs agree to testify before Congress on October 28
The CEOs of Facebook, Google and Twitter agreed to testify before the Senate Commerce Committee on October 28 .
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (Mark Zuckerberg), Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai (Sundar Pichai) and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey (Jack Dorsey) will Testified in Article 230 of the Norms Law. This provision protects technology companies from taking responsibility for the content posted by users on their online services, while allowing them to make appropriate adjustments. The hearing will also cover topics such as privacy and “media domination.”
On Thursday, the Senate Commerce Committee unanimously approved the summoning of the CEO when necessary, and the agreement was subsequently reached.
Republicans have repeatedly called for the reform of Section 230 of the Communications Norms Act to respond to concerns about censorship of conservative voices by online platforms such as Facebook, Google’s YouTube and Twitter. These platforms have repeatedly denied that they will suppress conservative views or news, but they also occasionally make mistakes, or reverse direction when making delisting decisions, triggering further criticism.
In May of this year, US President Donald Trump (Donald Trump) signed an executive order to crack down on the “censorship” of social media companies in order to challenge Article 230.
Twitter posted a tweet on Friday night confirming Dorsey will attend the hearing. A Facebook spokesperson confirmed that Zuckerberg will participate in the hearing. A female spokesperson for the Senate Commerce Committee confirmed that all three will attend the hearing that day.
This hearing will be when Zuckerberg and Pichai joined Apple CEO Tim Cook and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos in the House of Representatives since July. The Monopoly Committee has appeared in Congress for the first time since it testified.
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