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Technology Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee

03:05  24 october  2020
03:05  24 october  2020 Source:   theverge.com

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Tech moguls Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey will be required to testify about the alleged censorship of two New York Post articles concerning Zuckerberg and Dorsey , along with Google CEO Sundar Pichai, are also set to testify before the Senate Commerce Committee on October 28

Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to authorize subpoenas for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Zuckerberg and Dorsey are already set to testify before the Senate Commerce Committee next week alongside Google CEO Sundar Pichai about

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on November 17th. “The hearing will focus on the platforms’ censorship and suppression of New York Post articles and provide a valuable opportunity to review the companies’ handling of the 2020 election,” according to a press release.

Mark Zuckerberg wearing a suit and tie in front of a computer screen © Photo by Mandel Ngan-Pool/Getty Images

Last week, the New York Post published a story claiming that Hunter Biden introduced his father, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, to an executive at the Ukrainian energy company Burisma. Reporters at other publications disputed the allegations in the story, and Facebook and Twitter both took action to restrict the story from spreading.

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The Senate Judiciary Committee approved subpoenas on Thursday to force Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to testify before the body regarding complaints of anti-conservative bias on their platforms. Last week, the New York Post published a report alleging that

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to authorize subpoenas for Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey to compel testimony over their companies’ Zuckerberg , Dorsey Face Senate Subpoenas Over N.Y. Post Story. Facebook, Twitter CEOs can still offer to testify voluntarily.

Facebook reduced the story’s reach and said it was eligible for third-party fact-checking. Twitter banned linking to the story entirely, but eventually reversed that decision. Dorsey has already said that Twitter’s communication about why it decided to block the story’s URL originally was “not great.”

The CEOs are appearing voluntarily, though the committee approved subpoenas yesterday that would have forced the two men to testify. Zuckerberg and Dorsey will also be appearing before the Senate Commerce Committee on October 28th, where they’ll be joined by Google CEO Sundar Pichai. That hearing is focused on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.

5 fact-checks from the Senate’s hearing on social media .
We took a closer look at the unproven claims lawmakers made about Facebook, Google, and Twitter.Wednesday’s hearing was supposed to focus on nuanced reforms to a landmark internet law — Section 230 — which shields tech companies from being sued for content users post on their platforms. Both Democrats and Republicans have been calling for years to reform this law, arguing that it is outdated considering how large and powerful these tech giants have become. That’s why the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation subpoenaed Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to face questioning.

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